TRAVIS BAKER born in Boston and moved to Texas when he was six. After a brief stint at art school, he began writing plays when he got into the Edward Albee Playwrights Workshop at the University of Houston in 1993. A year later he moved to New York where he had some success with Cold, The Weatherbox, God & Mr. Smith and traumatic failure with Sex & Violence. He won a Berrilla Kerr Award for American Playwrights in 1998. Bitter and burned out he moved to Orono, Maine in 2004 with his wife, Holly, to get his Masters in English at the University of Maine. After graduation he began teaching composition and creative writing at several area colleges and on those drives he began to notice all the blue tarps. After earning his MFA at Fairfield University he wrote One Blue Tarp which won the 2013 Clauder New England Playwrights Prize as the Best of Maine and would premire at the Penobscot Theatre Company in the winter of 2014. The next play in his Clara cycle, Hair Frenzy, will debut at PTC in 2016 to eventually be followed by The Dogs Pond and, we hope, many more. He continues to live in Orono with Holly, their two boys, a little dog and two cats.