Mikhail Fiksel


Imported from the frozen steppes of Siberia, Mikhail has begun making noise while attending the University of Chicago - as a dj, a musician and eventually as a sound designer. After graduating, he moved on to continue his sonic endeavors professionally, working with a slew of organizations including Fire Escape Films, Teatro Vista, Serendipity Theatre Company, The Iconoclast Project, Victory Gardens, Roadworks, Collaboraction, Northlight, The Goodman Theatre, Teatro Luna, ATC, The Vittum, The House Theatre of Chicago and many others. He became a Strawdog ensemble member in October of 2004, and has been proudly wearing his dog tag, ever since. Really - he is still wearing it. He is also a member of Teatro Vista and an Artistic Associate with Serendipity Theatre and Collaboraction. When he is not busy using super-theatre powers, he spreads his love by means of his turntables, keyboards and other devices that involve many buttons and faders - most often under the moniker "dj white russian". Most of his free time, which is mostly inexistent - he spends dreaming up movie and comic book concepts or reinventing the American Musical.

Season 2011-2012

Sound Design

Season 2010-2011

Sound Design
Sound Design

Season 2009-2010

Sound Design

Season 2008-2009

Sound Design
Sound Design

Season 2007-2008

The Denizens
Music Director

Season 2006-2007

Sound Design
Music Director
Sound Design
Sound Design

Season 2005-2006

Music Director
Sound Design

Season 2004-2005

Composer
The Dust Band
Music Director

Season 2003-2004

Sound Design
Sound Design

Photography by Jon Cole Media
Production photo by Chris Ocken
Photo by KBH Media
Photo by Donald Cardiff
Photo by John Flak
Photo by Dave Brennan
Production photo by TCMcG Photography