Mike Durst is a lighting designer who joined the Ensemble in 2013. Previous shows for AROT include The Malignant Ampersands, Grey House (Jeff Award: Lighting Design), Killing Game, Fulfillment Center, Victims of Duty, Traitor, The Nether, Pilgrim’s Progress, Sender (scenic + lighting design), Celebration (scenic + lighting design), The Mutilated, Mud Blue Sky, The Opponent (Off-Broadway + A Red Orchid), and Simpatico (McCarter Theatre + A Red Orchid).
Off-Broadway: 59e59, Cherry Lane, Primary Stages, and Theater Row. Chicago and Regionally: Court Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, Timeline Theatre, The Gift Theatre, Facility Theatre, Theatre Wit, Remy Bumppo, Cincinnati Playhouse, McCarter Theatre Center, Huntington Theatre, Detroit Public Theatre, Olney Theatre, The Hypocrites, and more. National Tour: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Nightman Cometh. Mike has received four Joseph Jefferson Awards, an Ovation Award, and a Craig Noel Award, as well as an Irne Award nomination, an Elliott Award nomination, an L.A. Critic’s Circle nomination, and several Jeff Award nominations. Mike is a member of IATSE Local #2 and United Scenic Artists 829, as well as a Certified Entertainment Electrician. Mike is currently a Lighting Director for CNN in the Washington D.C. bureau. MikeDurst.com