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Cliff Fannin Baker

Cliff Fannin Baker (Director) celebrates over 40 years of work in the professional theatre.   He was the Founder of Arkansas Repertory Theatre in 1976.  He has directed over 200 productions of every genre in cities as far flung as Beijing (Peking University) to Portland Center Stage, from Houston’s Alley Theatre to the Theatre of the Open Eye in New York. He has a particular passion for new plays, having directed or produced over thirty world and regional premieres. Mr. Baker is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Governor's Award for Outstanding Individual Artist and the 1999 Arts Council Award for Lifetime Achievement.  He is the past Creative Director of Wildwood Park for the Arts. When not directing, he is a corporate leadership consultant for Goss-Reid Associates in New York. Cliff just returned from Boston, where he directed the premiere of Kurt Vonnegut’s Make Up Your Mind.  Baker is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and the Dramatists Guild.