Artist Bio

Mike Durst

(Bio as of December 2018)

Mike Durst is a Chicago based lighting designer and ensemble member with A Red Orchid Theatre. Theater credits Court Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Olney Theatre Center, Cardinal Stage, Detroit Public Theatre, TimeLine Theatre, The Hypocrites, The House Theatre of Chicago, Theater Wit, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company and The Gift Theatre, among others. Off-Broadway credits include Primary Stages, 59e59 and Cherry Lane Theatre. National Tour credits include It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Nightman Cometh. Durst is a lecturer of lighting design at The University of Chicago and a consultant on theatrical renovations. He is the recipient of a Jeff Award, an Ovation Award and a Craig Noel Award. His memberships include IATSE Local 2 and United Scenic Artists 829.