Max Baker grew up on a dead-end cobble-stoned street the no-man’s-land between Tufnell Park and Archway, in North London, very near Karl Marx’s grave. When he was 21, Max moved to Durant, Oklahoma, and subsequently to Detroit, then Portland OR, Chicago and New York. He received an MA in playwriting from Washington State University and has worked professionally as a actor, playwright and director for over 2O years. In 2O1O his post-apocalyptic dystopian existential musical The Eeelwax Jesus 3-D Pop Music Show was produced at Contemporary American Theatre Festival, and in 2O15 his short film Best Wishes From Millwood won the Audience Award at Austin Film Festival . As an actor Max has appeared on Broadway, London’s West End, as well as Off-Broadway with The New Group, the Roundabout, at the Public, MTC, MCC and most recently appearing in Ars Nova’s production of Small Mouth Sounds at the Signature. Film credits include: Hail, Caesar!, Newlyweds, Revolutionary Road, Constantine, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Life or Something Like It, The Island. TV includes: “The Blacklist”, “Law & Order”, “Law & Order SVU”, “NYPD Blue”, “Chicago Fire”, “Medium”, “Felicity”, “Fringe” & “The Leftovers”.
Max is currently writing and directing a new play, The Conspiracists marking his third collaboration with Stable Cable Lab Co., in New York City, previously writing and directing Live From the Surface of the Moon and Because Me with the company.