Randy Baker is a playwright, director and the co-Artistic Director of Rorschach Theatre which he founded with Jenny McConnell Frederick in the summer of 1999.
Plays he has written and had produced at Rorschach Theatre include the full-length plays Dream Sailors and After the Flood and the short plays Paolo and Francesca, Beit Jala and Crunch. Other produced plays include the full length plays Circus of Fallen Angels at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, wild42hold at George Washington University and the short plays The Rabbit and The Snake and Cassandra Dances with the Devil at Source Theatre, A Lonely Dictator on the Eve of Revolution at Forum Theatre, The Boy Who Knew No Fear at Three Leaches Theatre (Colorado), Sam the Prophet, Veronica’s Omelet and The Wind at Their Backs at Extreme Exchange and The Ballad of Saint Valentine at the Washington Theatre Festival.
Readings and workshops include Forgotten Kingdoms at National New Play Network, Inkwell Theatre, The Arts Club of Washington, Wordsmyth Theater (Houston) and the National Newborn Festival at MTWorks (New York) where it won the Audience Choice Award, The Burning Road which began as an educational workshop at Primary Stages and is now being developed at Arena Stage through the Playwrights Arena, The First Disobedience at American University and Theater Alliance, Gilgamesh at Rorschach Theatre and Vox at Theater Alliance.
As a director with Rorschach Theatre he has directed After the Quake, 1001, Monster, Rhinoceros, Fair Ladies at a Game of Poem Cards, Behold!, JB, and Rhinoceros. He has also directed for Source Theatre, Inkwell Theatre, First Draft, NCDA’s Actors Repertory Theatre, Wayward Theatre, Cherry Red Productions and Young Playwrights Theater where he is a company member.
Upcoming and current directing projects include The Minotaur at Rorschach Theatre and The Ice Wolf at Imagination Stage’s Conservatory. Upcoming writing projects include wild42hold which he has been commissioned to write for George Washington University and Monastery which is being developed through Theater J’s Locally Grown program. The First Disobedience will have a reading and continued development at Theater Alliance and Forgotten Kingdoms is receiving continued development through The Inkwell. The Burning Road is being developed throughout 2013 at Arena Stage’s Playwrights Arena.
Randy grew up overseas, mostly in Malaysia and Singapore and came back to attend the University of Richmond. He moved to Washington DC in 1997 and currently lives in Adams Morgan with his wife, costume designer Debra Kim Sivigny. He received his MFA in creative writing from Goddard College and is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. He is adjunct faculty at American University and an instructor at the National Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts.
More information can be found at randybakerdc.wordpress.com.