Chuck Mike, Producer & Director & Artistic Director
...Chuck Mike was born in Brooklyn New York and has lived in Nigeria since 1976.
...Chuck is producer of four festivals/seasons of theatre for Collective Artistes Festival of Theatre Arts Nigeria (CAFTAN).He is founding director of the performance Studio Workshops (Nigeria) and Collective Artistes (Nigeria and UK).His
forte is 'devising' Theatre for Development.Spaces of work range from villages across Southern, Western and Eastern Africa to The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center (USA), West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Royal Court (UK), MUSON Centre
, and The National
(Nigeria).Some of his
main stage credits include: The Gods Are Not to Blame, The Lion and the Jewel, A Raisin in the Sun, Fences, Home, The Crucible, Makbutu (after Macbeth), Tegonni (after Antigone) and Death and the Maiden.
also shares his
off season time with teaching and has taught or conducted workshops at various institutions across the globe some of which include the universities of Ife and Ibadan (Nigeria), Leeds, Oxford and The Royal National
Theatre Studio (UK), Smith College and New York University
(USA) and the University of Toronto
holds an Associate Professorship at the Department of Theatre and Dance, university of Richmond, Virgina, USA.