Character Study

Character Study is an interview series that features and celebrates Chicago theatre artists. Its goal is to document the ongoing history of the Chicago theatre movement by creating conversations that dig deeper into the process of theatre-making, honoring the work of individual artists, and preserving the story of Chicago theatre, as told by its own voices.

Created by David Hagen and produced by The Story Theatre.

Mikael Burke

"We do not have to accept, or affirm, or perpetuate these systems and power dynamics that don’t serve us. Because none of this can happen without us. We have the power to demand action, and demand change, and demand a shift. I do think we were one of the first major theatre ecosystems to realize this."

Read the Interview