New York, NY
Raife Baker was born and raised in Covington, Georgia. He has lived in and created theater in Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco and New York City—four artistically vibrant and diverse cities. As well as being a professional actor and teacher, Baker is currently developing separate projects as an adaptor, musician, and producer in New York City. Along with three fellow theater artists, Raife founded The Crook Theater Company in New York. In its goal to work with fresh new actors, directors, playwrights and stage managers who have just relocated to the city, Crook Theater acts as shepherd and showcase for these new artistic voices. Their first production was off-off Broadway in 2008, The House of Yes, by Wendy MacLeod.
This bio/description was originally published in 2011 and updated in 2013. For more current information, please refer to the award recipient's website (if provided).