| mikaelburke |

“Burke, an emergent director in Chicago, does not yet have a deep bench of work. But if you go and see “Bitter Earth,” you’ll intuit his visual sophistication and his facility for sculpting his actors; there is more interesting direction going on here than you see in the work of other, far louder, directors. It’s impressive: there’s attention paid to the emotional honesty of the work, and yet also to the richness of the storytelling.”

-chris jones
chicago tribune

up next:

by Dominique Chestand,
based on the book by Andrea Pinkney
Northlight Theatre, Skokie Library,
& Illinois Holocaust Museum
Chicago, IL
February 23 - 24, 2019

by Jonathan Caren
directed by Jonathan Wilson
Windy City Playhouse
Chicago, IL
May 1, 2019 - June 2019

mikael burke is a chicago-based director, deviser, and educator of theatre.