Staff

Dennis Baker – Producing Artistic Director
As an Adjunct Faculty member at Azusa Pacific, he teaches Theater Education, Stage Combat, Shakespeare and Civic Theater. He has taught at Biola University, Manhattan Community College, Folger Shakespeare Library, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, New Victory Theater, George Street Playhouse and many other regional theaters. He was the fight director for APU’s productions of The Miracle Worker and Man of La Mancha. He completed the graduate program at New York University.

Lina Alfinito – Associate Artistic Director
She is a recent alum of APU Theatre. Some performance credits include A Night of One Acts, The Miracle Worker, A Christmas Carol and RENT. Her love for theatre branches well beyond performance and into other areas such as writing, producing, directing, and management. Confessions of the World’s Worst Missionary is Alfinito’s first solo show and stems completely from real life mission experiences in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. It debuted on the APU Fringe Festival and will been at Hollywood Fringe and San Francisco Fringe!

Anna Hodgson – Communication Intern
Having just come back from a year studying in Sydney, Australia, she is a senior Theatre Arts B.A. major. She has been fortunate to train as an actor, director, and designer and is looking forward to a career in stage management. She was involved with How to Succeed… (sound operator) and Blithe Spirit (assistant stage manager) this past season and is excited to direct in this upcoming Fringe show.

Lauren Shook – Production Intern
Lauren Shook is a senior theatre arts and psychology double major from Monterey, Ca. Her previous performance credits include The Music Man (Alma), A Night of Deaf Theatre (Louisa/ Christina), and Parade (chorus). She is also currently studying improv and sketch comedy at The Groundlings Theatre. If you aren’t offended too easily, follow her on twitter @LaurenShook21 and come see her written work, Memoirs of a Leash Child, performed in the APU Fringe Festival in December ’12.