Cliff Fannin Baker
Cliff is the CEO and Artistic Director of Wildwood Park for the Arts. He became the new director at Wildwood Park in 2008, which he sees as a collaborative project that explores and celebrates the horticultural, performing, visual, culinary, healing and literary arts. As the founding artistic director of The Rep, he produced hundreds of plays of every genre, including more than 30 world premieres. Among his most recent shows for The Rep are Born Yesterday, My Fair Lady, Anything Goes, Gypsy, Art, A Chorus Line and Doubt. As a freelance director he has also worked at numerous regional houses across the country and internationally, including over 10 productions at Portland Center Stage in Oregon. Baker was the first recipient of the Arkansas Governor’s Award for Outstanding Individual Artist. He has also received the Golden Circle Award for Regional Achievement, the Award of Distinction from the Arts and Humanities Commission and the 1999 Governor’s Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement. He is a member of SSDC and The Dramatists Guild. Mr. Baker is also currently directing the Opening of the new Culinary Institute of America’s campus in San Antonio which focuses on Latin Cuisine.