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TRENT BAKER 

actor director acting coach 

Graduating from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 1996 I have been performing ever since. In my graduating year I received the Nigel Rideout award for my work. I graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in 2005 in Directing, Theatre and am also a 2011 fellow of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London.

 

One of the 12 actors who formed Red Stitch Actors Theatre, I have toured nationally with Bell Shakespeare, played the title role in Macbeth for MTC education and was also seen on the main stage at MTC in David Williamson’s Scarlett O’Hara at the Crimson Parrot.

Having co-produced and appeared as ‘Edward’ in Frank McGuniness’ Someone who’ll watch over me at 45 Downstairs in 2009, in 2013 and 2014 I toured nationally with, Its my party and I’ll die if I want to and David Williamson’s Managing Carmen. In 2016 I toured Victoria in the new Australian verse play Boy out of the country by Felix Nobis.

 

I have had parts in Romper Stomper Next Gen, City Homicide, Tangle, Satisfaction, Neighbours, Blue Heelers, Round the twist, On the Beach, Child Star and the feature films Dingo, Frank and Jerry, The Caretaker, When Darkness Falls and the Tropfest finalist film Beggars Belief. Most recent film projects include Cassini directed by Jack Rintoul, playing the inventor of the Cassini space probe that orbited Saturn and Duke directed by Joe Betros. 

As a director and educator I have worked for W.A.A.P.A, The V.C.A. MTC Education, Bell Shakespeare, Red Stitch Actors Theatre, Spiegeltent Melbourne, St Martins Youth Theatre, Monash and La Trobe universities and The National Theatre Drama School. I am a teaching artist internationally for ISTA (International Schools Theatre Association). I am also an acting coach, having helped many people into the countries top drama schools.  Currently I am the director of Drama at the National Theatre Drama School in Melbourne Australia. 

 
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