George F. Walker

George F. Walker is one of Canada's most prolific and popular playwrights. He is best known for his fast-paced black comedies, filled with corrosive satire of the selfishness, greed and aggression characteristic of contemporary urban culture under the pressure of capitalism. His work has been honoured with eight Chalmers Awards and five Dora Awards and two Governor General's Awards for Drama. He is one of Canada's most widely produced playwrights, his play Zastrozzi having had over 100 productions in the English-speaking world. Problem Child, one of the six plays included in his series, Suburban Motel (1998), won a Chalmers Award for Best New Play. Many of Walker's plays have been translated into German, French, Hebrew, Turkish, Polish and Czechoslovakian and have been performed all over the world. In addition to his theatrical work as writer, director and producer, he has also written for television, including the series Due South, The Newsroom and This is Wonderland. In 2006, George F. Walker was named a member of the Order of Canada, the highest civilian honour recognizing lifetime achievement. One of theatre's most important voices. - Maclean's No other living playwright pushes the boundaries of comedy as far, with often stunning results. - Chicago Sun Times Walker has an eye for the ridiculous and an imagination that packs his plays with action. - New York Times