Instructor of Opera
Lindsay Warren Baker began her association with the Eastman Voice and Opera Department in 2001 when she joined Eastman Opera Theatre’s stage management team. In 2011, she began leading acting workshops for the department and joined the faculty in a formal capacity in 2016 as an Adjunct Instructor of Opera and acting coach. Baker teaches the first year Body Awareness, Movement & Dance class and sophomore Acting Seminar. She also assists other courses including Advanced Opera Seminar, Opera Theatre Practicum and Fundamentals for the Singer-Actor. In addition to her work at Eastman, Baker is a freelance stage director, playwright/composer, teaching artist, and yoga instructor.
Directing credits: Newsies, Indecent (JCC CenterStage); Ordinary Days (Blackfriars Theatre); At Swim, Two Boys (DVC); Hamlet, The Cat’s Meow (Screen Plays); Mrs. President, The Impresario, Lo Speziale (Rochester Lyric Opera); Burned Over (The Gatesinger Company Ltd.); The Shadow of the Hummingbird (Hummingbird Theater Co./Rochester Fringe Festival); Next to Normal (Pittsford Musicals); A Little Night Music (SUNY Geneseo); Finger Lakes Opera Young Artist Program; and multiple seasons of the Young Writers Showcase at Geva Theatre Center.
Writing credits: AUSTEN’S PRIDE, A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice (5th Avenue Theatre, ACT-CT, FLMTF, La Mirada, NYMF 2011 – Stage Entertainment Award, Most Promising Musical); LILY, A Musical Portrait (ESM Women in Music Festival); TRUTH IN BEAUTY: A Shakespeare Sonnet Project (Penfield Music Commission Project); DANIEL, The Musical; B*; All the Buzz; Personal Foul; The Rendez-Vous; Blocked; The Stakeout; and Thirst.
Education and Training: SUNY Empire State College (MA Liberal Studies – Performance Studies), St. Olaf College (BA – Theater Arts and Music Education), Eugene O’Neill Theater Center: National Theater Institute, NTI Moscow, NTI Advanced Directing; Dagara Music Center (Ghana).