Chuck Mike

Facilitator of the Program, US

Chuck Mike is an internationally acclaimed theatre maker, director and activist whose works have appeared at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Royal Court Theatre in London, the Edinburgh Festival and the National Theatre in Nigeria. His passion for initiating devised performances for social change in rural and urban communities have taken  him across Africa, Europe and North America. Seminal to these efforts are Sense of Belonging: The Tale of Ikpiko, a play on female circumcision in Nigeria and Zhe (noun) undefined. A mentee of Wole Soyinka he is a published playwright and scholar and has been artiste-in-residence/workshop leader and educator in leading academic and artistic institutions around the world. Highlighting his producing efforts have been four festivals of theatre for CAFTAN (Collective Artistes Festival of Theatre Arts Nigeria). Founding Artistic Director for Collective Artistes (Nigeria and UK), Chuck has been the recipient of awards from Fulbright/International Telephone and Telegraph, MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation and the American Cultural Specialist program. Currently he holds an Associate Professorship at the University of Richmond in Virginia.

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