Discipline: Theatre – playwriting

George Baker

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting
Region: Boston, MA and New Haven, CT
MacDowell Fellowships: 1910

George Pierce Baker (1866-1935) was an American playwright and educator. Baker graduated from Harvard University in 1887 and went on to teach in the English department until 1925 before moving to Yale. While at Harvard, Baker was instrumental in creating the Harvard Theatre Collection, and founded and sponsored the Harvard Dramatic Club. Additionally, he founded workshops that allowed for student plays to be written and produced. While at Yale, Baker was one of the founders of the Yale School of Drama. He was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1914.



George Baker worked in the Barnard studio.

Originally built near Union Street, the Barnard Studio — which was funded by Barnard College music students — was re-located to its current site in 1910. When the small structure was moved to its current location, its size was doubled with the addition of a second room. This remodeling, financed by Mrs. Thomas E. Emery…

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