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Mikael Burke

Artist Bio

Mikael Burke is a Jeff-nominated, director, deviser, and educator. A Princess Grace Award winner in theatre and an MFA graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University, Burke most recently worked with Victory Gardens Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, Northlight Theatre, About Face Theatre, and First Floor Theater in Chicago, and regionally with Asolo Repertory Theatre, Geva Theatre Center, and Indiana Repertory Theatre. A former Victory Gardens Theatre DII Fellow, he recently served as Northlight Theatre's inaugural Artistic Fellow and also serves as the head of the directing concentration for the summer high school training program at DePaul University's Theatre School. Additionally, Burke is a faculty member of the Chicago College of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, and a core faculty member in the theatre division of the National High School Institute (Cherubs) at Northwestern University. His 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; and Native Son by Richard Wright, adapted by Nambi E. Kelley.