Faculty

Carrie Baker
Associate Professor of Theatre/ Acting
Chair, Department of Theatre & Film
ccbaker@alaska.edu

Carrie Baker is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild-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: Mining for Ruby, The Messenger, AlaskaLandChronic Town, Eat Me. Directing credits include: Speech & Debate, How I learned to Drive, The Laramie Project, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Three Days of Rain (Theatre UAF), The Taming of the Shrew (Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre), Verdi and the Bard and The Telephone (Opera Fairbanks). Carrie holds a B.A. in Theatre/English from Middlebury College and an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of California, Irvine.

Kade Mendelowitz
Professor of Theatre & Film/ Lighting Design
Technical Director

Kade@alaska.edu

Originally from New York, Kade served as lighting supervisor for The Acting Company's national tour of A Midsummer Night's Dream and 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. 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. kade.TheatricalDesign.com/

Maya Salganek
Assistant Professor of Film
Director of Film Program
Maya@alaska.edu

Maya 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.

Guest Artist / Faculty & Director

Rebecca George
Guest Artist - Director and Adjunct Faculty
 

Rebecca George has directed most recently for Opera Fairbanks’ ‘Rumplestiltskin’ and ‘La Pizza con Funghi’.  Rebecca has also directed for The Winter Bear Project, Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre’s ‘Misalliance’, Opera Fairbanks’ ‘Verdi and the Bard’ and Hyperion Theatre Company’s ‘Manahattanpotamia’, ‘NEM’ and ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)’ at NYC's Gotham Comedy Club.  Rebecca has taught acting at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre and Fairbanks Suzuki Institute. Rebecca has performed with Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, Vermont Stage Company, Clarence Brown Theatre, Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Hyperion Theatre Company, and most recently in Perseverance Theatre’s production of ‘Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England.’ Rebecca can be seen in Perseverance Theatre’s production of ‘Annapurna’ at the Performing Arts Center in Anchorage this fall.  Rebecca has a BFA from University of Colorado, MFA in performance from the University of Tennessee, and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Staff

Adam Gillette
Scene Shop Manager
ajgillette@alaska.edu

Adam Gillette 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.

 

Jerene Mosier
Costume Shop Manager
jmosier@alaska.edu

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.

 

Nannette Pierson
Department Coordinator
nnpierson@alaska.edu

Welcome Nannette!

  • "Nickel and Dimed" production photo, directed by Brian EG Cook.  Scenery & Lighting by Kade Mendelowitz, Costumes by Bethany Marx.

    "Nickel and Dimed" production photo, directed by Brian EG Cook. Scenery & Lighting by Kade Mendelowitz, Costumes by Bethany Marx.

  • "Three Days of Rain" production photo, directed by Carrie Baker.  Lighting by Kade Mendelowitz.

    "Three Days of Rain" production photo, directed by Carrie Baker. Lighting by Kade Mendelowitz.

  • "Tartuffe" production photo, directed by Brian EG Cook (who also designed the set), costumes designed by Bethany Marx.  Lighting design by Adam Gillette.

    "Tartuffe" production photo, directed by Brian EG Cook (who also designed the set), costumes designed by Bethany Marx. Lighting design by Adam Gillette.

  • "The Laramie Project" production photo, directed by Carrie Baker.  Scenic design by Kade Mendelowitz, Lighting Design by Adam Gillette.

    "The Laramie Project" production photo, directed by Carrie Baker. Scenic design by Kade Mendelowitz, Lighting Design by Adam Gillette.

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