BIO

 

Based in Chicago, Mike Tutaj's designs have been seen and heard on the stages of The Goodman, Steppenwolf, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Second City, Victory Gardens, Lookingglass, Writers' Theatre, The Court Theatre, TimeLine, American Theater Company, Paramount Theatre, The Hypocrites, and many more.  Off-Broadway credits include MCC Theater, p73, EnGarde Arts, and The York Theatre.  Regional credits include Indiana Repertory Theatre, The Alliance Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, South Coast Rep, Center Stage, Syracuse Stage, Virginia Stage, Children's Theatre Company (Minneapolis), City Theatre Company (Pittsburgh), and Theatre Squared. 

Mike has taught Projection Design in the Theatre Department of Columbia College Chicago.   He is an artistic associate with TimeLine Theatre, and  a member of United Scenic Artists local 829.

 

AWARDS

2015 Joseph Jefferson Award  •  Projection Design  •  The Who's Tommy
2013 Joseph Jefferson Award  •  Projection Design  •  Sunday in the Park with George
2012 Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award 
2011 Joseph Jefferson Award  •  Projection Design  •  In Darfur
2009 Joseph Jefferson Award  •  Projection Design  •  Tomorrow Morning
2006 Joseph Jefferson Award (Non Equity)  •  Projection Design  •  Martin Furey’s Shot

 

NOMINATIONS

2015 Joseph Jefferson Award  •  Projection Design  •  Sondheim on Sondheim
2015 Joseph Jefferson Award  •  Projection Design  •  Mary Poppins
2014 Joseph Jefferson Award  •  Projection Design  •  Grounded
2013 Joseph Jefferson Award  •  Projection Design  •  33 Variations
2012 Joseph Jefferson Award  •  Projection Design  •  A Midsummer Night's Dream
2012 Joseph Jefferson Award  •  Projection Design  •  A Walk in the Woods
2012 Joseph Jefferson Award  •  Projection Design  •  I Am Going to Change the World
2011 Joseph Jefferson Award  •  Projection Design  •  Frost/Nixon
2011 Joseph Jefferson Award  •  Projection Design  •  The Detective’s Wife
2009 Joseph Jefferson Award  •  Projection Design  •  Jon
2008 Joseph Jefferson Award  •  Projection Design  •  Our Enemies
2008 Joseph Jefferson Award  •  Projection Design  •  I Do, I Do
2008 Joseph Jefferson Award  •  Sound Design  •  Requiem for a Heavyweight
2008 Joseph Jefferson Award  •  Sound Design  •  Suddenly Last Summer
2008 Joseph Jefferson Award (Non Equity)  •  Projection Design  •  Tesla’s Letters
2008 Joseph Jefferson Award (Non Equity)  •  Projection Design  •  Columbinus
2008 Joseph Jefferson Award (Non Equity)  •  Sound Design  •  Columbinus
2007 Joseph Jefferson Award  •  Projection Design  •  I Sailed with Magellan

 

PRESS

 

"Mike Tutaj demonstrated the ongoing likelihood that if you see excellent video on a Chicago stage, Tutaj was behind it."

"...truly a peerless master at the terribly tricky combination of video and intimate live action."

CHRIS JONES | CHICAGO TRIBUNE

 

"[The play] is anchored by a silent third character, the woods themselves, rendered beautifully in projection by Mike Tutaj."

NEAL RYAN SHAW | NEWCITY STAGE

 

"Sound Designer Mike Tutaj creates the production's most devastating visceral moment with a building wall of noise in the darkness that places the audience directly into the horrifying chaos of the blazing theater."

VENUS ZARRIS | CHICAGO STAGE REVIEW

 

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