Ed Baker

Advanced Actor Combatant

Ed serves the School of Performing Arts at Wichita State University by heading up the Stage Management Certificate in the Theatre Program and as the Technical Director for School Productions. He has spent the majority of his career as a professional entertainment technician in theatre, film/television, concerts, and convention/exposition venues. He earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with an emphasis in Theatre Arts from Wichita State University. After leaving Wichita he completed graduate studies, internship and residency to earn the M.F.A. in Theatre from the Professional Actor Training Program at Ohio University. He joined the Faculty of Wichita State University in Fall of 2006 as a Professor of Theatre and Performing Arts.
His research agenda is rooted in entrepreneurship as a guiding principal for the creative worker and artist. There are very few jobs available in the theatre today. There are, however, unlimited opportunities for our students as they enter the working world. By giving them the tools of creativity, innovation and invention along with the skills of the entrepreneur we provide them with more than technical ability to work for a living  :::  We provide them with the tools to build a career while building the Theatre Culture of the Twenty-first Century.

Professor Baker has developed and put into place a new program of Stage Management Studies.  Students are now able to pursue a Certificate in Stage Management along with their Baccalaureate degree.  The certificate in stage management consists of a balanced combination of required courses that provide a wide range of knowledge in management, sociology and theatre, as well as practical training essential for a stage management professional.  Workshops, seminars and lectures by guest professionals provide an essential component in the program progression.


Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

Madi and Ed Sept. 4

Sep 4, 2017 Single Sword Wichita, Kansas Recommended Pass

2015 NSCW - AACW & Interns

Jul 10, 2015 Small Sword Winston-Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 10, 2015 Broadsword and Shield Winston-Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 10, 2015 Quarterstaff Winston-Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 10, 2015 Knife Winston-Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 10, 2015 Rapier and Dagger Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 10, 2015 Single Sword Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 10, 2015 Unarmed Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 10, 2015 Broadsword Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass

2013 NSCW - ACW, AACW and INTERN SPRs

Jul 19, 2013 Broadsword Winston Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 19, 2013 Rapier and Dagger Winston Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 19, 2013 Unarmed Winston Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass

Wichita State University

Oct 13, 2012 Knife Wichita , Kansas Recommended Pass

Slaughter on the Square

Jan 5, 2011 Quarterstaff Sullivan, Illinois Basic Pass

National Stage Combat Workshops: AACSP

Jul 23, 2010 Single Sword Winston Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 23, 2010 Broadsword and Shield Winston Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass

2009 National Stage Combat Workshops

Jul 24, 2009 Unarmed Winston-Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 24, 2009 Broadsword Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 24, 2009 Rapier and Dagger Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass