“By replacing fear of the unknown with curiosity we open ourselves up to an infinite stream of possibility.” Alan Watts, Philosopher (1915-1973) As a college professor I work with young people who have been taught to fear the unknown. It is my great desire to help them re-claim their courage and to build a culture of creativity, innovation and invention.
Ed Baker is an Associate Professor of Theatre specializing in Technology, Innovation and Management at WSU, a Past Fellow of Entrepreneurship with the Coleman Foundation, Production Manager for Seven Devils Playwrights Conference and an aspiring practitioner of Northern Shaolin Kung Fu.He serves the School of Performing Arts at Wichita State University by heading up the Stage Management Certificate in the Theatre Program and as the Technical Director for SPA Productions. He has spent the majority of his career as a professional entertainment technician in theatre, film/television, concerts, and convention/exposition venues. He earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with an emphasis in Theatre Arts from Wichita State University. After leaving Wichita he completed graduate studies, internship and residency to earn the M.F.A. in theatre from the Professional Actor Training Program at Ohio University.
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