"Unscrew the locks from their doors!
Unscrew the doors themselves from their jambs!”
Missing Bolts Productions presents big stories in little moments – plays and films that are heartbreakingly human, that reject artifice and show humanity at its smallest and fullest. Founded by co-artistic directors Blair Baker and Zac Kline, Missing Bolts is an independent production company devoted to the development and presentation of new works for theatre and film. We closely examine characters searching for the missing pieces in their lives and strive to show real people who are on the journey from lost to found, believing that the most fascinating aspects of life and art are the moments in-between moments. These are the moments our work celebrates.
Missing Bolts is art unhinged.
Blair Baker (Co-Artistic Director) is a New York and Los Angeles-based actress and director who has worked extensively in New York and regionally. With Missing Bolts she has been featured in: Summit Avenue (Figment Festival, Governors Island), Messed Up Here Tonight (site-specific) and Big Star California which she co-developed (New York and Philadelphia Fringe). Other favorite stage credits include: Oleanna (Broadway, Mark Taper Forum, Bristol Riverside Theater), Bus Stop (Kansas City Rep), The Footage (The Flea Theatre), Sweet Life (semi-finalist Samuel French Off-Off -Broadway Short Play Festival) and Let Me Ascertain You: LGTBQ All Out at The Barrow Street Theatre. She has appeared in various films and the web series Treading Water. As a director she is developing Zac Kline’s full-length play Anna: A Ghost Story for Missing Bolts. Work as assistant director includes The Black Suits (Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre). Training includes: Atlantic Theater Acting Conservatory and The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. www.blairbaker.info
Zac Kline (Co-Artistic Director) is a playwright, screenwriter and dramaturge. With Missing Bolts, plays include: Messed Up Here Tonight, Big Star California (developed with Blair Baker), Summit Avenue and the forthcoming Pauline, a short film. He is the co-editor of 24 Gun Control Plays along with OBIE-winning writer Caridad Svich, and his play What are we going to do about little brother? is featured in the collection and has been read and performed across the United States and in Australia. He wrote the book and co-wrote lyrics to the rock musical Together This Time (with Andrew Heyman) which was performed at the Lucille Lortel Theatre as part of the 14th Annual NY International Fringe Festival. Other work has been presented and developed by: Emerging Artists Theatre, The University of Oklahoma City, Philadelphia Live Arts and Fringe Festival and The New Group’s Lifestories Youth Ensemble. As a dramaturge he has worked with playwright Caridad Svich on several projects including American Quartet. As an essayist his writing has appeared on Theatre Communications Group’s blog. He is a mentor for the 24 Hour Plays on Broadway Young Writers Contest and has extensively taught playwrighting and screenwriting to New York City youth with Urban Arts Partnership, HBO and The New Group.