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mikael burke

  • Head of Directing,  Summer High School Training Program
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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 has 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, and is a core faculty member in the Theatre division of the National High School Institute (Cherubs) at Northwestern University.

Recent directing credits include Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm, This Bitter Earth by Harrison David Rivers, A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, Native Son by Richard Wright, adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, and Stupid Fucking Bird by Aaron Posner.