Brian David Walker
Brian David Walker’s plays include DEER ISLAND, AMERICAN COOT (2018 O’Neil semi-finalist, 2018 Roots of the Bluegrass New Play Award), HIGH TIDE (2017 O’Neil semi-finalist, Orlando Shakespeare’s PlayFest semi-finalist and PlayPenn finalist), POST, DIRTY SEXY DERBY PLAY, GREAT AMERICAN SEX PLAY, SHOT ME DOWN and THE KINGS. Brian’s plays have been seen in theatres across America and Australia. His play DOG was the winner of the 2013 Roots of the Bluegrass New Play Award and his play CPR ON THE LOST CONTINENT was the winner of the 2015 award. His ten-minute play HERO WORSHIP was a finalist for the 2014 Heideman Award at Actors Theatre of Louisville, his play GAMERS4LIFE was a finalist for the 2015 prize. Brian was a member of Nashville Repertory Theatre’s 2012–2013 Ingram New Works Lab residency with mentor Theresa Rebeck and his full-length play THE FRIEND FACTORY was part of their New Works Festival in May 2013. He has also had plays developed at Walking Shadow Reader’s Theatre (2020), Cincinnati Lab Theatre (2020), Actors Workshop Louisville (2016), Theatre  (2014/2015), UP Theatre Company (2014), Capital Stage’s Playwrights Revolution (2014), Last Frontier Theatre Festival (2012) and Great Plains Playwrights Conference (2009). He was awarded the Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship Emerging Artist Award for playwriting by the Kentucky Arts Council in July 2010. He is the co-founder and co-director of Derby City Playwrights, a new play development lab for Louisville playwrights. He currently serves as the Kentucky Regional Rep for the Dramatists Guild.