Mark Baer

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Company (Lanesboro, MN). Favorite roles include Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, Joshua in Anouilh's Ring Round the Moon and Hovstad in Ibsen's An Enemy of the People.

In 2002 Mark accepted the position of Managing Director of St. Croix Festival Theatre, a small professional theatre in St. Croix Falls, WI. In his tenure Festival Theatre produced over 20 plays and musicals including the anti-war drama There Shall Be No Night by Robert Sherwood, under Mark's direction. His time in St. Croix Falls only served to strengthen his resolve that live theatre can make a difference in small town America.

Mark received his MFA in Directing from Illinois State University. His ISU productions included The Winter's Tale, Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good, and Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods.  Recent directing work includes The Birds  by Aristophanes at Eureka College, Once Upon a Mattress by Mary Rogers at St. Croix Festival Theatre, and an internship under Peter Rothstein on M.Butterfly at The Guthrie Theatre. In the fall of 2011 Mark accepted a tenure-track appointment as Asst. Professor of Acting and Directing at Indiana University Northwest.

Mark Baer is lifelong actor, director and producer with a passion for the communities that living theatre creates and cultivates. After gaining a BS in Theatre Performance from The University of Findlay (OH), Mark traveled the Midwest acting with many theatres in small communities including Virginia Shakespeare Festival (Williamsburg, VA), The Warehouse Theatre (Greenville, SC), Kentucky Repertory Theatre (Horse Cave, KY) and Commonweal Theatre

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