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“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:

BEAUTY & THE BEAST
adapted by Lucy Kirkwood
Young Actors Theatre
Indianapolis, IN
June 21 - 23, 2019
&
Cherubs, Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
July 29 - August 1, 2019

THE RECOMMENDATION
by Jonathan Caren
directed by Jonathan Wilson
Windy City Playhouse
Chicago, IL
July 1, 2019 - October 2019

AT THE WAKE OF A DEAD DRAG QUEEN
by Terry Guest
The Story Theatre
Chicago, IL
September 5, 2019 - October 2019

THE SHIPMENT
by Young Jean Lee
Northern Illinois University
Dekalb, IL
September 2019

BLACK BOYS DREAM TOO
from the Slumberland comics by Windsor McKay
devised and directed by Mikael Burke
The Museum of Contemporary Art / Prop Thtr
Chicago, IL
September 13 - 22, 2019

THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM — 1963
based on the book by Christopher Paul Curtis
adapted by Cheryl L. West
Indiana Repertory Theatre
Indianapolis, IN
January 2020

THE AGITATORS
by Matt Smart
Phoenix Theatre
Indianapolis, IN
February 2020


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