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Johnnie Walker

Playwright | Filmmaker | Performer | Weirdo


Here's... Johnnie!


"enthralling." CBC

"Ingenious." The Toronto Star

"The top of canada's queer theatre class." Xtra

Johnnie Walker is a writer, director, performer, DJ, and probably some other things he can't remember. He makes plays, movies and has hosted dozens of burlesque shows.

His solo show Redheaded Stepchild has toured North America and is available in print from Playwrights Canada Press. He founded Nobody's Business Theatre with Morgan Norwich, is a founding member of Boylesque TO, and General Manager of performance company AnimalParts. He has also been an artist-in-residence at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, where his play Shove It Down My Throat premiered as part of the 2018-2019 40th Anniversary season

He wrote and directed the short film Saturn Devours, and was featured in the CBC digital series Queer (Self) Portraits.



Shove It Down My Throat | Writer/Performer | Pandemic Theatre/Buddies in Bad Times | dir Tom Arthur Davis | 2019

Redheaded Stepchild | Writer/Performer | Uno Fest, SummerWorks, CAFF tour, Queer Acts | dir Morgan Norwich | 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017

CANTO XVII | Writer/Performer | Wrecking Ball | dir Johnnie Walker | 2017

Scheherazade | Writer | Next Stage Theatre Festival | dir Morgan Norwich | 2014

Amusement | Writer/Performer | Edmonton Fringe, Toronto Fringe | dir Tom Arthur Davis | 2013, 2014

An Especially Maude-Lynne Xmas | Written with Morgan Norwich | Videofag | dir Johnnie Walker | 2012

The Other Three Sisters | Writer | Toronto Fringe | dir Johnnie Walker | 2012

Who Who Who's Got a Crush on You? | Created with Ensemble | Rhubarb Festival | 2011

A Maude-Lynne Evening | Written with Morgan Norwich | Toronto Fringe | dir Johnnie Walker | 2010, 2011

8 Girls Without Boyfriends | Written with Courtney J. Walker | Bread & Circus Theatre Bar | dir Johnnie Walker with Courtney J. Walker | 2009

Muhammad of Yorkville | Writer/Performer | SummerWorks | dir Morgan Norwich | 2007, 2008


Saturn Devours

2016 | Short Drama/Comedy | 14:09 | IMDb

Official Selection:

IMAGE + NATION Montreal LGBT Film Festival

REELOUT Queer Film + Video Fest

Victoria Film Festival

Worldfest Houston (Bronze Prize, Comedy Short)

Out Here Now Kansas City LGBT Film Festival

National Screen Institute Short Film Festival

T.O. Short Film Festival

Athens International Film + Video Festival

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (nominee: Best Foreign Comedy Short, Best Performance)

"An enjoyably weird comedy... a highlight." The Toronto Star

A young man suffers a surreal string of bad luck around the same time an ancient god starts following him around town. An offbeat magical realist comedy about astrology, gay sex, and millennial ennui.

Starring: Johnnie Walker, Dean Gilmour, G. Kyle Shields, Alexandra D'Ambrosio, Morgan Norwich, Rielle Braid, Ron Kelly, and Kat Letwin

Written & Directed by Johnnie Walker

Produced by Blain Watters

Assistant Directed by Jenna MacMillan

Cinematography by Samuel Lebel-Wong

Art Direction by Stephanie Avery

Edited by Thom Smalley

Sound by Paolo Di Teodoro

Original Score by Gian Marco Castro

Makeup by Larissa Palaszczuk

Styling by Devora Bellaiche

With music by Light Fires






johnnie walker lives at gmail dot com