Joseph A. Walker

Joseph A. Walker


Joseph A. Walker Jr., 1974 Tony Award-winning playwright of The River Niger, died Jan. 25, 2003, according to friends in the Philadelphia-Camden theatre community. Mr. Walker, whose award-winning three-act play was produced by the Negro Ensemble Company, was most recently a theatre professor at Rutgers University in Camden, NJ, where he once served as chairman of the department. He was 67 years old and had suffered a stroke in recent months.

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  • Born: 1935 in Washington, DC, USA
  • Death: Jan 25, 2003 in Philadelphia, PA, USA


Drama Desk Award
1973 Most Promising Playwright The River Niger Winner