Trent Baker

Boy Out of the Country - Biography

Trent is a Melbourne based actor, theatre director and teacher.

He is a graduate of the W.A.A.P.A. acting program and the V.C.A. postgraduate directing course. Trent is also an International Fellow of Shakespeare’s Globe in London.

As an actor he has three times played the title role in MacBeth for MTC Education and appeared in Still by Jane Bodie at The Malthouse. Most recently he performed in National tours of David Williamson’s Managing Carmen and Elizabeth Coleman’s Its my party and I’ll die if I want to. Trent is a founding member of Red Stitch Actors Theatre.

Television credits include; City Homicide, Tangle, Satisfaction, Neighbours, Blue Heelers, Round the Twist, On the Beach, Child Star, the feature films Dingo, Frank and Jerry, The Caretaker, When Darkness Falls and the Tropfest finalist film Beggars Belief.

As a director Trent’s credits include A Man For All Seasons (MTC Education), A Midsummer Nights Dream (W.A.A.P.A) The Wild Party (V.C.A) The Cherry Orchard, A Kind of Alaska and As You Like It (Winterfall Theatre) Loveplay, Romeo and Juliet and Knives in Hens. At Melbourne Theatre Company he was assistant director to Simon Phillips on Festen and Scarlett O’Hara at the Crimson Parrot and assistant directed to Tom Gutteridge on the Australian National tour of Yes Prime Minister.

As a teacher he has taught for W.A.A.P.A, The V.C.A. MTC Education, Bell Shakespeare and The National Theatre Drama School.