Artist Bio

Mikael Burke

(Bio as of April 2022)

Mikael Burke (Director) is a Chicago-based director, deviser and educator. A Princess Grace Award winner and Jeff Award-nominated director, Mikael has worked with Victory Gardens Theater, Northlight Theatre, Jackalope Theatre Company, Windy City Playhouse, About Face Theatre, First Floor Theater, American Theatre Company, Chicago Dramatists and The Story Theatre in Chicago; and regionally with Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Forward Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Geva Theatre Center and Phoenix Theatre. When not directing, Mikael serves as Associate Artistic Director at About Face Theatre in Chicago. Recent directing credits include the world premiere of The Magnolia Ballet by Terry Guest; The Island by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona; Mrs. Harrison by R. Eric Thomas; we are continuous by Harrison David Rivers; Kill Move Paradise by James Ijames and The Agitators by Mat Smart.