Mikael Burke (Associate Director)

Mikael Burke is a Chicago-based director, deviser, and educator. A Princess Grace Award winner in Theatre and graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University (MFA Directing), Mikael’s most recently worked with Victory Gardens Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, Northlight Theatre, American Theatre Company, and Strawdog Theatre Company in Chicago, and regionally with Asolo Repertory Theatre, GEVA Theatre Center, and Indiana Repertory Theatre. He currently serves as the inaugural Artistic Fellow at Northlight Theatre and is a Directors Inclusion Initiative fellow at Victory Gardens Theatre. He also serves as Head of the Directing Concentration of the High School Training Program of the Theatre school at Depaul University, is a faculty member of the Chicago Conservatory of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, and is a core faculty member in the Theatre division of the National High School Institute (Cherubs) at Northwestern University. Recent directing credits include: THIS BITTER EARTH by Harrison David Rivers; HOODED, OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm; A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM by William Shakespeare; NATIVE SON by Richard Wright, adapted by Nambi E. Kelley.

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