Che Walker

Ché Walker

Che Walker’s first play Been So Long premiered at the world-renowned Royal Court Theatre, and has since been produced in New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Seoul, Paris, Dortmund, Oslo, and Copenhagen. The musical adaptation premiered at London’s Young Vic Theatre, and was nominated for Evening Standard Best Musical, and Evening Standard Best Newcomer. His screenplay of Been So Long has just been filmed and bought by Netflix. His second play Flesh Wound premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 2003, winning both the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright, and The UK Arts Council Writer of the Future Award. In 2008, Ché Walker made theatrical history when his play The Frontline became the first contemporary-set play to be performed at London’s Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre since Merry Wives of Windsor in 1597, and received the rare honor of a revival the next year. In 2011, Che’ embarked on a unique collaboration with English Rock Legend Paul Heaton on an Opera The Eighth featuring Emmy Award winning actor Reg E. Cathey ( Netflix House of Cards, HBO’s The Wire)- the show featured a full string section, eight singers and an eight-piece rock band- premiered at The Manchester International Festival, subsequently playing the prestigious Barbican Centre in London and touring the length of the UK in 2012. In 2014, The Ballad of Klook and Vinette was created. It was nominated for four Off-West End Awards and was reviewed as “superb… gripping… and something special” by the Daily Telegraph. Che has directed twenty nine stage productions, and has over forty professional acting credits across stage and screen. He currently lives in Los Angeles and teaches acting at the Stella Adler Acting Studio.