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PGC PlayConnect: Playwright Johnnie Walker Live on The Play Thing, with host Sean Guist
May 21 @ 12:00 am PDT
Playwright Johnnie Walker (Toronto) reads from recent work and talks with host Sean Guist (Victoria). Part of the Playwrights Guild of Canada PlayConnect reading program, and the Canadian Play Thing.
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.
SEAN GUIST, host (Victoria) Administrator by day and queer artist, producer and director by night, Sean curates Intrepid Theatre’s queer theatre festival, OUTstages, and programs queer performance cabarets. He holds his MFA (2012) in Directing and BFA in Performance from the University of Lethbridge. Recent credits include: directing Sunday in Sodom (playreading at The Belfry’s SPARK Festival), Tom at the Farm (Puente Theatre’s WorldPlay), Side by Side by Sondheim (Saltwater Inc), Down Dangerous Passes Road (independent), Menotti’s The Telephone (U of L), and Michel Marc Bouchard’s The Madonna Painter (MFA project); producing (and performing in) Pretty, Witty and GAY! (2007-2009). Sean is also on the Board of Directors for indie dance company Broken Rhythms and Pacific Opera Victoria and can be seen on drag stages as the bearded queen, Woofie Goldberg.