BEST STAGE-TO-TV CROSS­OVER WRITER

NOW Magazine - Best of Toronto - - Stage -

GE­ORGE F. WALKER One of Canada’s most tal­ented and ex­portable play­wrights, Ge­orge F. Walker (the Sub­ur­ban Mo­tel se­ries, the East End tril­ogy) has been a main­stay in Toronto the­atres, no­tably Fac­tory, since the early 70s. Two years ago he and sev­eral oth­ers (in­clud­ing co-writer Dani Ro­main) cre­ated TV’s This Is Won­der­land, a high-en­ergy, darkly comic look at the (in)jus­tices that take place in the Toronto court sys­tem. Us­ing many of T.O.’s best theatre ac­tors (in­clud­ing Yanna McIn­tosh, Michael Healey and Eric Peter­son) and re­flect­ing the mul­ti­cul­tural makeup of the city, the se­ries hits you in the gut while en­ter­tain­ing with its ra­zor­sharp scripts and ex­cit­ing per­for­mances.

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