Department of Performing Arts
Mark Baer, co-founder and president of Gary Shakespeare Company, is a lifelong actor, director and producer of live theater. He is an associate professor of theater at Indiana University Northwest, teaching all levels of acting, directing, script analysis, stage management and sound design, as well as directing and producing Theatre Northwest performances.
Baer holds an MFA in directing from Illinois State University. He is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Fellowship and a member of the Society of American Fight Directors. He directs and performs frequently with many professional and community theaters around the Midwest.
Areas of Expertise
Theatre, acting, directing, Arts and Sciences Building, Theatre Northwest, Arts and Sciences Mainstage, Arts and Sciences Studio Theatre, Northwest Indiana Community Theatre, Gary Shakespeare Company, Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation, Regional Arts Council, Performing Arts Program, School of the Arts, IUN Faculty Organization.
The Times of Northwest Indiana: ‘Peter Pan’ play to fly into IUN’s new Arts & Sciences Building
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Chicago Tribune: Gary Shakespeare Company’s 2018 season includes 14 free performances of ‘Hamlet’