Johnnie McNamara Walker

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Johnnie McNamara Walker is a Queer writer and performer best known for his solo show Redheaded Stepchild, which has toured the country coast-to-coast and is available in print from Playwrights Canada Press. His play Shove It Down My Throat premiered at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in 2019 as part of their 40th anniversary season. He has held artist residencies at Buddies, Canadian Stage, Theatre Passe Muraille, Videofag, and Playwrights Workshop Montreal. He wrote, directed, and starred in the short film Saturn Devours, which has screened at festivals in LA, Toronto, Montreal, and was featured by the National Screen Institute.

Johnnie is also a founding member of queer burlesque troupe BoylesqueTO and has spent over a decade writing and hosting their shows, which have been performed across North America and won awards at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. Under his alias DJ Orange Pekoe, Johnnie is a fixture of Toronto nightlife and produces the beloved West End queer dance party/drag show HEY GIRL HEY every month at The Baby G.