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Ian Walker

IAN WALKER  

Nationality:    USA
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Ian Walker is the son of Pulitzer Prize winning composer Dr. George Walker and music historian Dr. Helen Walker-Hill. He currently lives in San Francisco, CA. Several of his plays are available at Amazon.com, Barnsandnoble.com, and other bookstores.

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below is a list of Ian Walker's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

Beautiful Home for the Incurable, A         Disappearance of Mary Rosemary, The         Ghost in the Light         Gravedigger's Tango, The         Killing Time         Meadowland         OUT, IN, UNDER, OVER, DONE         Stone Trilogy, The         Tender King, The         Vigilance



Beautiful Home for the Incurable, A

Synopsis:
Bunny Temple is an agoraphobe living in New York. Once a week he organizes a get-together of his friends, a narcoleptic, an Apraxic, and a temporary amnesiac. What makes this gathering different is that Bunny has become the victim of an identity theft that has left him penniless and on the verge of expulsion from the safe harbor of his apartment. When the four decide to find the thief themselves, the amateur sleuths end up with more than they had bargained for.

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1st Produced:
Mountain View, CA    2005

Company:
The Pear Avenue Theatre

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Disappearance of Mary Rosemary, The

Synopsis:
Thirty years ago, a young girl mysteriously disappeared and returned, unscathed and without memory of the incident. Her husband brings her back to the island in question, hoping to unlock the mystery without bringing tragedy upon his family.

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Genre:
Drama, Ghost Story

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Ghost in the Light

Synopsis:
Ghost in the Light is based on the real life of Han Van Meegeren, considered to be one of the greatest art forgers in history. In the 1920s, Han was a struggling young artist in Holland. Happily married but tormented by his lack of success, Han decided to revenge his failures by painting a newly "discovered" Vermeer, and then tearing it to shreds after being declared a masterpiece. For three years he struggled to create his masterpiece which was declared "not just a Vermeer, but Vermeer's finest work", and sold for half a million dollars. During the next five years, he painted four more "newly discovered masterpieces" by Vermeer, becoming one of the wealthiest men in Holland. At the same time, his secret carried a price: the destruction of his marriage and morphine addiction. At the end of the war, one of his paintings was discovered in Herman Goering home. Its origin was traced back to Han, who was accused of treason for selling a Dutch masterpiece to the Nazi's.

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1st Produced:
Second Wind Productions    2002

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Genre:
Drama/biography Biographical

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Gravedigger's Tango, The

Synopsis:
Winner of the 2006 International Larry Corse Prize, The Gravedigger's Tango pits "Trick" Bulifant, the scrappy trailer-trash boy hired to exhume a handful of graves, against Laszlo, the cemetery caretaker who's threatening to club anyone who does with a shovel. At stake is a woman's grave with no date of birth or death, but an inscription of ever-lasting love.

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1st Produced:
Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia    2006

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Genre:
Drama, Mystery

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Killing Time

Synopsis:
A young white man on Death Row blames his black lawyer.

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Meadowland

Synopsis:
A small town sheriff, the ghost of a brother who died under shadowed circumstances, a forbidden love, and a missing woman weave a tapestry of mystery and deceit. Meadowland deals with in two brothers, one who chose a more righteous path that led him to become sheriff of their small town, the younger-more rebellious and competitive, who married his brother's childhood love and then joined the army to find bigger adventures. Based on Roshomon/In a Grove.

Notes:
MEADOWLAND requires A multi-cultural cast, or A mono-cultural cast of Asian, Native American, or African descent.

1st Produced:
-    2007

Company:
Second Wind Productions

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  2            Other:  -

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OUT, IN, UNDER, OVER, DONE

Synopsis:
This quintet of short plays, varying from laugh-out-loud funny to terrifying suspense, explore the damage we will inevitably cause in our relationships and the possibilities of grace. From the simple divorce of two people who actually divorced the year before-to a couple seeking revenge for the death of their child in a school yard shooting, these plays interconnect both thematically and with overlapping characters.

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1st Produced:
Off Market Theatre, Theatre Inspirato    -

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Genre:
One Acts

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Stone Trilogy, The

Synopsis:
The Stone Trilogy presents three interrelated one-acts that portray the face of love, forgiveness, and oppression in three countries: Ireland, South Africa, and the United States. In Erin's Hope, a dark stranger approaches the True IRA with an offer to media "spin" their cause to the American public. The risks involved pit father against daughter, brother against brother, and young love against the forces of history. Set after the fall of Apartheid, a young black South African and a young female archeologist discover a cave filled with ancient African paintings in The History of Stone, the second play in the trilogy. The appearance of a white South African at their site creates an explosive atmosphere reminiscent of Sartre's No Exit. And finally, An Accident of Identity examines the accessibility of medicine in the United States, and the subtle dynamics of economics, race, and sexual orientation. Together, the plays present an emotional journey through the difficult landscape of forgiveness.

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These Are three one Act plays, each About one hour in length. They can be presented As stand Alone pieces, or As A unit. The middle play, The History of Stone, received "Best Play" in the San Francisco Bay One Acts Festival.

1st Produced:
San Francisco, CA    2003

Company:
Second Wind Productions

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Genre:
One Act

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Tender King, The

Synopsis:
The Tender King is a startling exploration of the hours surrounding the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Whatever you think you know about this pivotal time in history is about to challenged. Weaving both the personal and the political, popular mythology and declassified materials, The Tender King is a terrifying, funny, suspenseful, and moving Drama about intimacy, sex, and the limits of war.

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1st Produced:
-    2010

Company:
Second Wind Productions

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Genre:
Drama, Historical

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Vigilance

Synopsis:
Virgil, Dick, and Bert have gotten together under the guise of "poker night" to discuss what to do about their new neighbor, a man who trashes out his yard, drives down the wrong side of the street, and becomes belligerent when confronted. After much arguing, re-living the past, and grappling with the future, a plan is presented: they will go to Duncan's house at midnight and threaten to burn it down if he doesn't conform. The plan, however, doesn't go as expected. Duncan uses the confrontation as a forum to taunt and ridicule them. One of them, after the aborted confrontation, returns to shoot Duncan in his yard. Before the murder is solved, all of their lives are changed by the revelations. Vigilance deals with what people do in the face of society's quiet decay. Structurally, the first half of the play is a train wreck in slow motion. Violence is the inevitable outcome. The second half is a psychological "who dunnit", exploring the question of not just who killed Duncan, but from why

Notes:
Winner of the 2000 John Golden Prize

1st Produced:
Il Teatro Theater, San Francisco, CA    1999

Company:
The Actor's Collective

1st Published:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

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