Just finished directing the University of Montevallo's production of URINETOWN.
I am very honored to be the recipient of the 2017 BroadwayWorld Denver Award for Best Director of a Play and to have directed the Best Comedic Musical HAIRSPRAY at Thingamajig Theatre Company. I had so much fun working on GOD OF CARNAGE and HAIRSPRAY at Thingamajig this past year. Huge thank you to everyone that was involved especially Tim and Laura Moore.
I am so honored and happy to post the photos (courtesy of Profirio Solorzano) from the recent production of 'The 39 Steps' that I directed at Theatre Tuscaloosa. I am so proud of this production and all of the hard work that went into by ALL involved. It was a show that I had dreamed of directing for many years and I am glad to have had the chance to work on it.
I am SOOO proud to have been able to direct Hairspray at the Thingamajig Theatre Company this summer. The cast was amazing, the designers were brilliant and the producers made my experience there an absolute joy. On top of that, here are some excerpts from a review-
"Walker’s staging is clever and utilizes the unique space well. He and scenic designer Eric Chamness establish multiple, fully-realized locations while making a virtue of the intimate space. Walker sets a pace that lets the passions in the story drive the action and brings out the high spirits of the performers."
Below are a few photos of the production.
Two staged reading of CANFIELD DRIVE (the play about Mike Brown and Black Lives Matter that I am co-writing with Kristen Adele) were held recently. The first reading was in NYC at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the second reading was in STL at the Black Rep. Both readings were beautifully directed by Dr. Ron Himes of the Black Rep. Kristen and I are very excited by all of the positive feedback we received and can't wait to develop the show more in August with Melissa Firlit.
I just received a GLOWING review of my recent production of GOD OF CARNAGE at Thingamajig Theatre Company in Pagosa Springs, CO. Here's a bit:
"The multiple alliance changes in the play came across as natural...the acting was superb....
The staging and direction were right on....Outstanding production!"
Also, here are a few photos I took of the production and two photos of Pagosa Springs, CO. Professional photos to follow soon.
I just closed MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at the University of Montevallo. Please click the Directing tab to take a look at some of the production photos. And now...
GOD OF CARNAGE at Thingamajig Theatre Company in Pagosa Springs, CO. I am so excited to be working with my fellow Rutgers classmate Christina Norris in the role of Annette. And in a role reversal, I will be directing Melissa Firlit in the role of Veronica. We start rehearsals May 1 and open May 12.
I recently completed adapting and directing the University of Montevallo's production of Much Ado About Nothing. The show was set in 1946-New Orleans and included a beautiful, working fountain. I am so proud of my students and their hard work. Here is a photo I took of the set-professional photos to follow soon.
I am very excited to announce that I will be directing GOD OF CARNAGE this Spring at the Thingamajig Theatre Company in Pagosa Springs, CO. The Artistic Director, Tim Moore, will be heading up the cast along with my fellow Rutgers graduates Christina Norris and Melissa Firlit. The show opens May 12, 2016 and runs through June 4, 2016.
In November 2016, I am headed to St. Louis to conduct interviews for a new devised play about #blacklivesmatter and the shooting of Michael Brown. In 2015 Kristen Adele and I were awarded a grant from the National Performance Network to devise a play about the #blacklivesmatter movement. We will continue our work in March of 2017 and aim to perform the piece at the Black Rep of St. Louis and 651 Arts in Brooklyn.