Duncan is a writer and director for theatre, television and film. His plays have been produced by companies including Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Melbourne Festival, Belvoir, Malthouse Theatre and Windmill Theatre Company.
His plays include: BLACK CROW LULLABIES; ONE LONG NIGHT IN THE LAND OF NOD; OLLIE AND THE MINOTAUR ; CUT; THE LOVE PLAY; NO EXIT FROM THE ROOF; HALF REAL; THE HIGHWAY CROSSING; READY OR NOT; WOLF LULLABY; DREAMS IN WHITE; THE MYTH PROJECT - TWIN; RED INK; PLEASE CONTINUE; ANGELIQUE; CREDITORS; AMPHIBIAN; and PRODIGAL JONES.
Duncan has won many awards for this writing including: twice winner of the Jill Blewett Playwrights’ Award; winner of the Adelaide Fringe Award and the Curtain Call Award. He was shortlisted for: NSW Premier’s Award for DREAMS IN WHITE; Griffin Playwrights’ Award; three times for the Jill Blewett Playwrights’ Award; and twice for the Max Afford Playwrights’ Award. He received a Sydney Theatre Award nomination for Best New Writing for CUT and a Curtain Call nomination for his direction of THE HOMECOMING. He won an Edinburgh Fringe Award in 2016 for CUT which was performed at Underbelly Edinburgh and had a London premiere at Vaults the same year. He is currently shortlisted for the 2018 Jill Blewitt Playwright Award for PRODIGAL JONES.
Duncan holds an honours degree in Medical Science and Anthropology from the University of Adelaide. He is a graduate of Adelaide Centre for the Arts in Acting. Duncan has held positions as Associate Artist STCSA; Griffin Theatre Company Studio Member; and Associate Playwright at Sydney Theatre Company.
Duncan is currently under commission to write plays for Queensland Theatre, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Windmill Theatre Company, Gener8 Theatre and Think + Do Tank. Duncan’s newest plays, CREDITORS and AMPHIBIAN premiere at State Theatre Company of South Australia and Windmill Theatre Company in 2018.
DREAMS IN WHITE is optioned by Madman Productions and Duncan is currently under commission to write the screenplay, WHITE. His screenplay, RED INK, won the Sydney Film Festival Lexus Award and the short film, directed by Alex Ryan, premiered at the 2017 Sydney Film Festival and screens at Flickerfest 2018. Duncan is currently developing an original seven-part drama for television with producer Peter Lawson.