Carrie Baker is a Professor of Theatre & Film and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She is a member of Actor’s Equity Association (AEA), Screen Actors Guild- American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), and a founding company member of New York City’s Coyote REP. Carrie holds a BA in Theatre and English from Middlebury College and an MFA in Acting from the University of California, Irvine.
Directing credits include Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, Stop Kiss, Speech & Debate, How I Learned to Drive, The Laramie Project, Three Days of Rain, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Theatre UAF); The Taming of the Shrew (Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre); Turandot (Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra); The Telephone, Verdi & the Bard (Opera Fairbanks); and DIVE (Middlebury College). Carrie has also served as Casting Director, Producer, Vocal/ Dialect Coach, and Stage Combat Choreographer on many film and stage productions.
“Director Carrie Baker has conceived and executed an elegantly lean but forceful piece of theatre.”Robert Hannon, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: How I Learned to Drive, Theatre UAF
“…Baker is innovative and has vision.”Ademola Bello, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: The Laramie Project, Theatre UAF
“With Speech & Debate, Theatre UAF provides the theatre community with something that has been missing of late: modern, cutting-edge theatre that is exceptionally well done.”Scott McCrea, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Speech & Debate, Theatre UAF
“Baker, the director, has never shied away from tackling heavy social topics in her productions, and this is a value to Interior Alaska.”Gary Black, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Stop Kiss, Theatre UAF
“Director Carrie Baker takes the misogyny head-on and comes up with a surprisingly humanistic product….”Robert Hannon, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: The Taming of the Shrew, Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre
“We need the theatre and arts in our lives, now more then ever, and compelling and entertaining shows such as Five Women Wearing the Same Dress show why that is indeed the case.”Scott McCrea, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, Theatre UAF