Ian Walker, pictured far right, in Second Wind's production of Master Harold... and the Boys

Ian Walker was born in 1964 to the parents of Pulitzer Prize winning composer Dr. George Walker and pianist and music historian Dr. Helen Walker-Hill.  A musician and playwright, he initially eschewed the arts to pursue a career in counseling, working with runaway youth.  For several years he worked in prevention programs for teenagers, while acting part-time.  During this time he counseled youth in shelter programs, developed prevention programs, HIV prevention, and pregnancy prevention programs.  His background in theatre soon influenced his counseling, and in 1994 he created an innovative program utilizing improvisation theatre to reduce the risk of AIDS in substance abusers.  He has also worked extensively in developing educational programs for environmental health projects.

Ian Walker is the winner of the International Larry Corse Prize (GA), a John Golden Prize in playwriting from TheatreFest (NJ), Best Play from the Bay One Acts Festival (CA), as well as a DramaLogue Award for outstanding sound design for his work with TheatreWorks and three Best of Fringe Awards (SF) for directing, acting, and sound design. His plays have been performed from San Francisco to New York, and Canada. He is the founder and owner of Hurricane Images Inc. , a full service photography and video production company that specializes in working with artists. He is currently the playwright-in-residence with Second Wind Productions in San Francisco



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