Faculty & Staff

Carrie Baker
Carrie Baker

Associate Professor of Performance, Department Head
Carrie Baker
(ccbaker@alaska.edu) is a member of Actor’s Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, and The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and a founding company member of New York City’s Coyote REP. New York Theatre acting credits include: New Age Classics, New Perspectives Theatre Company, NYU Festival of New Works, Manhattan Theatre Source, Coyote REP. Regional Theatre: Utah Shakespearean Festival, Irvine Barclay Theatre, Summer Repertory Theatre, Washington Shakespeare Company, Potomac Theatre Project, Washington Stage Guild, Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre. TV: Guiding Light, Ed, commercial voiceovers. Film: The Messenger, AlaskaLand, Chronic Town, Eat Me. Directing credits include: How I learned to Drive, The Laramie Project, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Three Days of Rain (Theatre UAF), The Taming of the Shrew (FST), The Telephone (Opera Fairbanks). Carrie holds a B.A. in Theatre and English from Middlebury College and an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of California, Irvine.

Brian Cook
Brian Cook

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Stage Director
Brian E.G. Cook (bcook25@alaska.edu) received his PhD in Theatre Arts from the University of Oregon, and his MA from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and King’s College, London. He directed Joan Holden’s Nickel and Dimed and Moliere’s Tartuffe for TheatreUAF. Recent theatre credits include directing April de Angelis’ Playhouse Creatures, Phil Morton’s Peppermint Mocha, Caryl Churchill’s Far Away and Doug Wright’s Wildwood Park; stage managing Shakespeare’s As You Like It; dramaturging Burning Vision by Marie Clements, and sound and video designer for Shakespeare’s Love’s Labors Lost.  Brian previously ran the untitled theatre company which toured a short play dealing with interpersonal violence to schools and volunteer organizations, and he has worked at professional theatres in upstate New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Colorado, Florida and the United Kingdom. His research focuses on contemporary British theatre, particularly on the work of the Cherub Company in the UK and abroad between 1978 and 2003.  Brian has presented at conferences including “Subsidy, Patronage and Sponsorship” at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Mid America Theatre Conference and the American Society for Theatre Research conference on subjects related to British alternative theatre, North American indigenous drama, playwriting, and stage management.  He has published in Theatre SurveyPerforming Arts Resources and the LMDA Sourcebook. [Schedule an appointment using Google Calendar.]

Kim Eames
Kim Eames

Department Coordinator / Box Office Manager / Public Relations
Kim Eames
 (kkeames@alaska.edu) has come home! She began her stint at UAF as a Communication Major and Theatre Minor, then ended up graduating with a Justice degree. (What?!?) She is thrilled beyond rational comprehension that she found posters from all four productions she was in a million years ago: Marat/Sade, Little Shop of Horrors, A Betrothal in the first production of Winter Shorts, and Turandot.

Adam Gillette
Adam Gillette

Scene Shop Manager
Adam Gillette
, (ajgillette@alaska.edu) started his foray into the theater as an actor, though quickly found his niche behind the scenes building sets, designing, and hanging lights. His most recent work was seen as carpenter and master electrician for Caligari: Alaska, and as lighting designer for The Laramie Project, as well as in many design and construction aspects for SDA’s Winter Shorts.  After two years working with Leighton Nunez in the theater UAF scene shop, he is excited to move into his new position as Manager.

Bethany Marx
Bethany Marx

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Costume Designer
Bethany Marx
  (bmarx2@alaska.edu)  comes most recently from Indianapolis, IN where she worked in the costume shop at the Indiana Repertory Theatre while designing costumes for Indy’s Phoenix Theatre. She has an MFA in Costume Design and multiple design credits from the University of Massachusetts and a BFA in Costume Design and Technology from the University of Evansville in Evansville, IN. She has also designed at The Hope Summer Repertory Theater, the Chester Theater Company, and others. Favorite productions include Gum, The Last Five Years and The Reincarnation of Jaime Brown. Bethany has worked in costume shops across the country and enjoys costume construction and crafts as well as design. Portfolio at bethmarxcostumedesigns.com

Kade Mendelowitz
Kade Mendelowitz

Professor of Theatre & Film, Lighting Design
Kade Mendelowitz
kade.TheatricalDesign.com/, (Kade@alaska.edu) is the Lighting Designer and Technical Director for Theatre UAF.
Originally from New York, Kade has served as lighting supervisor for The Acting Company’s national tour of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and has taught at Smith College in Massachusetts. An award-winning lighting designer, Kade has designed numerous productions for the stage, television news, dance, and the United States Olympic Ice Sculptures trials. He teaches courses in Lighting and Technical Theatre. Hobbies include photography and multimedia presentations – he is the owner of Multimakers Multimedia design company. Kade has completed the second version of his multimedia CD / textbook replacement: Theatrical Lighting Design Interactive which is on sale internationally and on Amazon.com, as well as version 1 of Theatrical Sound Design Interactive; a DVD. He is proud of his film “The Messenger” – which debuted here in May, and will be available in April. In 2009 Kade received an Outstanding Advisor Award at UAF. He was honored to receive a 2004 Aurora Award: Platinum Best of Show 2004: Entertainment for his interactive sci-fi DVD adventure Water Stealers. In 2004 he won the distinguished Usibelli Award for Service – UAF’s highest honor.

Jerene Mosier
Jerene Mosier

Costume Shop Manager
Jerene Mosier.
Costumes and Theatre have been with Jerene since she was young, through her mother’s influences and school plays continuing on through her own children’s events. She has created costumes for Valley Performing Arts in Wasilla and for ten years was steadily involved in Denali Arts Council, Elementary and High School plays, the Talkeetna Greenlight Circus, and various community skit plays and shorts. Jerene loves costume challenges in theatre art and any occasion for having costume fun.

Maya Salganek
Maya Salganek

Term Assistant Professor, Digital Performance Media
Maya Salganek
(Maya@alaska.edu)  has been involved with the UAF theatre department since 2001. Having recently completed her MA in Anthropology with a thesis film project, she is currently teaching “Let’s Make a Movie” and completing video projects for a number of UAF departments and State agencies. She was recently co-producer for the independent feature film, Chronic Town, to be released by Grey Jumper Productions in 2008.