WEEKS 19 & 20 – Chekhov in the Trailer Park” Director: Rich Baker
I have known Rich for a few years, first as an actor in one of the Writing 5 shows I directed. He transplanted to Chicago from Texas where he performed with ComedySportz. He claims that he would have gone back home had it not been for my support. As a form of payback, or, perhaps, vengeance, he is directing this block of the 365 shows. Some of my favs in this are Book Club - a heaping dose of reality for long term relationships, Chekhov In The Trailer Park, which is exactly what it sounds like, and Langley and Pratt, a riff on vaudeville and prescription drugs that went over well at Sketchfest as performed by Kerpatty. Rich is currently in the directing program at Second City and has also taken on a big writing project, penning a song a day for 100 days. You can read them at http://richbakeractor.blogspot.com.