About Face Theatre (AFT) welcomes Mikael Burke to its staff in the role of associate artistic director to lead AFT's education and new work development programs.
Burke has been working with AFT since 2016, when he directed for the AIDS On Stage reading series. In 2018, Burke directed a production of Harrison David Rivers' This Bitter Earth for the mainstage; in 2019, he became an About Face artistic associate.
His staff position begins in August 2020.
"I'm thrilled to welcome Mikael to the leadership team at About Face," said AFT Artistic Director Megan Carney in a statement. "As a theater company dedicated to advancing dialogue about gender and sexuality, our work takes many forms.
"Our education programs are layered and experimental. They are constantly changing to reflect community needs and use a variety of tools from devising to leadership development. I'm looking forward to all the ways we'll be growing with this new staff structure and with Mikael's vision. This is a joyful moment and an investment in the future."
AFT is a multigenerational theatre company that creates productions and programs that advance national dialogue on sexual and gender identity.