Comedy, Storytelling, Dramedy, Spoken Word

The Heterosexuals

“★★★★★… Comic genius… rarely have I enjoyed such a well written piece of theatre… an experience not to be missed.” The Irish Times

“★★★★★… Walker has an electric stage presence… a real joy to watch… priceless, playful, perfection.” The Reviews Hub

"Walker is a bonafide charmer onstage." The Toronto Star

Tour-de-force writer/performer Johnnie McNamara Walker presents his newest, most personal, and most provocative solo show to date: a deep-dive into the shocking world of Heterosexuality!

THEY WALK AMONG US! But where did they come from? And what do they think they’re wearing? Find out in this explosive solo show based on undercover research gathered while posing as one of their own! Combining elements of storytelling, satire, comedy, and deep personal humiliation, The Heterosexuals is here to spill the T on what The Queers really think about The Straights


Sensory Warnings: There are no current warnings for this show

Content warnings: There are no current warnings for this show

Please indicate any accessibility needs, including wheelchair accessible seating or if you require seating with no stairs, in the provided field. We will do our best to assign seating that works for you and get in touch if we have any questions. A Visual Guide for The Metro Studio has been created, and is current as of August 2023. View it here.

About the artists

Johnnie McNamara Walker is a Toronto-based writer and performer. His first solo show, Redheaded Stepchild, has toured Canada coast to coast and is available in print from Playwrights Canada Press. His most recent solo shows are Iggy Beamish, which debuted at the Edmonton Fringe Festival in 2023, and The Heterosexuals, which has been performed in Toronto, Edmonton, and Dublin, Ireland. His play Shove It Down My Throat premiered at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in 2019. His short film Saturn Devours has appeared at film festivals in Toronto, Los Angeles, Victoria, Montréal, and Athens, Ohio, and was featured by the National Screen Institute. He is a founding member of Queer burlesque troupe BoylesqueTO and has hosted dozens of their shows across North America. Johnnie also has ten years experience as nightlife producer DJ Orange Pekoe and is the creator of long-running Queer event series HEY GIRL HEY.


Performed by: Johnnie McNamara Walker

Free Youth OUTreach Tickets: A limited number of free tickets for queer youth and allies.

Pay-What-You-Ten Tickets: 10% of tickets are available for $10, in an effort to make theatre more accessible to equity-seeking groups, newcomers, artists & arts workers, and anyone for whom cost is a barrier. We believe the arts have something to offer everyone and we want to reduce financial barriers to our programming. No registration, forms to fill out, or questions asked. Just select the PWY10 ticket when booking online.

Arrival at the venue: The doors will open  30 minutes ahead of showtime.  Masks are strongly encouraged inside the theatre.

Refunds: If you are not feeling well or have any symptoms, please stay home to help keep everyone safe. We are able to discuss refunds on a case by case basis due to health reasons before the performance. Please contact We are unable to arrange refunds after a performance has occurred.

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