Chapter Two

directed by Marsha Mason

Arizona Theatre Company

August - October 2017

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"Blair Baker, as divorced actress Jennie Malone, has a down-to-earth sweetness that makes you want to root for her."            - Arizona Republic
"The chemistry between Mr. Mason and Ms. Baker is pitch perfect as they shift from reluctant dates to swooning lovers to newlyweds in crisis and an electrifying exchange of truths that tests their mettle and defines their relationship. In every instance, they capture the complexities and moods of their characters. They are at their best and most vital in the repartee that reveals their misgivings, aspirations, and vulnerability." - Broadway World
"Baker's delivery of the monologue that details the courage and loyalty Jennie has for him and the limits of her patience is powerful and raw. " - Talkin' Broadway
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Rave Reviews!

"Baker has keen timing and her Jennie was bubbly and funny." - Arizona Daily Star
"Blair's Jennie is grounded, likable and infinitely patient with George's roiling pain and the guilt that he feels for sucking her into his torment. We believe both her unconditional love for George and her own suffering because of her passion." - Tucson Weekly
"Leo visits Jennie to tell her he’s concerned that maybe her oncoming marriage to George is coming on a little too early, it becomes an important scene. But the importance, and certainly the emotional kicker, is all Jennie’s. The look on her face as the muscles drop, the sound of her voice as the rhythm and tone changes, and the sadness in her eyes that becomes all too apparent, all adds to something quite genuine, and it’s Blair Baker’s authentic performance that makes it so. She makes you want to leap from your seat and give her a hug of assurance." - Valley Stage and Screen

Roundabout Theatre Company and Broadway

October 2015-January 2017

Understudy for Aimee and Brigid Blake (Cassie Beck and Sarah Steele)


THE HOUR OF ALL THINGS

Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival - Featured Guest Performance - 2015

"Delivered with haunting sincerity by Blair Baker" - Phindle

Learn more about the Hour of All Things.

Festival Feature in American Theatre Magazine

 


PAULINE

Short Film - 2014

WON BEST ENSEMBLE AWARD AT SAN FRANCISCO BEST ACTOR FILM FEST

Official Selection of the Long Beach Island Film Festival.

Official Selection of Tampa Underground Festival.

 

 

 

 


THE ERLKINGS

Theatre Row

"With strong ensemble work, this is an experience not to be missed." - Broadway World

"The actors embodied the characters so fully, that their performances overshadowed any weaknesses of the production. From the moment the ensemble members stepped on stage, to the last bow, each actor was committed to telling the story of the boys." - The Source

"The ensemble of actors displays charm, humor, and bleakness." - NY Theatre Review

"The cast all succeed wonderfully" - Theatre Scene


OLEANNA

Bristol Riverside Theatre

"Blair Baker plays an utterly unlikable and illogical person in this drama about power and revenge, and her performance is, in the end, stunning." - Philadelphia Inquirer

"I cannot express my appreciation of the performances of Blair Baker and David Barlow strongly enough. Baker, who trained at Atlantic Theater Company (founded by Mamet and William H. Macy who portrayed John in the off-Broadway production and a later movie), does an amazing job of transforming Carol from the shy and unsure student to the almost-arrogant accuser. " - Stage Magazine

"Blair Baker and David Barlow ensnare audiences at the Bristol Riverside Theatre within the razor wire of Oleanna" - Bucks County Courier

"Both performers are superb at showing the extremes of these characters—the lofty ideals they claim to uphold and the depths to which they sink." - Talkin' Broadway

"Baker appears to have strolled directly into the theater from the nearest classroom. She is a natural as the manipulative contemporary femme fatale, using her studiousness rather than her attractiveness as her chief weapon of exploitation...As it stands, (Oleanna) is a welcome opportunity to see a pair of brilliant performers at the top of their game." - Mongomery News


Bus Stop

Kansas City Rep

"Elma — played by Blair Baker, who manages innocence without artifice — recites the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet from memory. Baker wins big laughs botching Juliet's lines, but her true achievement is the richness of Elma's feelings: pride at this flatterer's attention, uncertainty at his intentions, shyness about her own." - The Pitch

"Blair Baker is positively luminous in this role" - The Examiner

"Played with wide-eyed, innocent perfection by Blair Baker" - KC Metropolis

"The brilliant cast of Bus Stop made the play seem fresh...the performances were impeccable." -Infozine


THE FOOTAGE

The Flea Theater

"A wonderful Blair Baker" - Variety

"Excellent Ensemble" - NY Theatre

"Baker and McPhee spend a wonderful scene together" - thatsoundscool