Department of Theatre

Harlan Baker

Lecturer in Theatre
Harlan Baker

Office Location

Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus


(207) 780-5480 ext 1

Academic Degrees

  • MA Theatre, University of Maine System
  • BS Speech, Emerson College


Harlan Baker holds a B.S. in Speech from Emerson College and an M.A. in Theatre from the University of Maine System. He has been active in Portland’s theatre community for over 45 years and has worked as an actor with Portland Stage Company, Theatre of Monmouth, The Public Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre, The Theatre Project and Acorn Productions. He has directed for Acorn’s Maine Playwright’s Festival and for the Schoolhouse Arts Center in Standish, Maine. He has appeared in several films, his favorite being The Living Wake, shot in Maine and starring Jim Gaffagan and Jesse Eisenberg.

Harlan teaches classes in Public Speaking at USM.