Christopher Baker is a playwright, dramaturg, producer, director and teacher. His play CALLIOPE JAM premiered at the Alley Theatre in Houston and his LINCOLN: AN AMERICAN VAUDEVILLE was workshopped at Center Stage in Baltimore. As a dramaturg, Baker has worked on productions Off-Broadway and at theatres across the country, including the Alley Theater, American Repertory Theater, Hartford Stage, PlayMakers Repertory Company and the Shakespeare Theatre. For fourteen years he was a member of the artistic staff at Hartford Stage, serving in various capacities, including Associate Artistic Director, Associate Producer and Senior Dramaturg. He is the author of Shakespeare in an Hour and Molière in an Hour and is a contributor to The Production Notebooks, African American Connecticut Explored and The Lively ART. Baker teaches at the University of Massachusetts and is a member of the Dramatists Guild and Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America.