Biography

Duncan is a Producer/Director and Visual Artist living and working in Burlington Vermont. He graduated with a BA in Studio Arts at Bates College and studied Painting and Renaissance Art in Florence, Italy through Syracuse University.  Afterwards, during his 14 years in New York City, Duncan completed the 2 year acting program at William Esper Studio and worked as a SAG/AFTRA member in TV/FILM and National Commercials which began in 2005 in the film, The Good Shepherd directed by Robert DiNero.  As a stage performer, he created a new form of theater that fused live freeform instrumental jazz with improvisational acting called, FACE.  Duncan’s involvement with Improv brought him to perform at the New York International Fringe Festival, Toronto Improv Festival and Chicago Improv Festival on the Second City Theater stage.   Duncan worked as a Production Assistant where he learned to produce his own original content including the online web series, Undergound: Notes and DUNCAN & BINU.  Duncan writes, produces, directs and edits his work as well collaborates with the amazing talent that he surrounds himself by.  The natural world is extremely important to Duncan. He has worked as a Gardener at the NYC Parks Dept., where he created a public woodland trail and helped plant thousands of native trees with the Intervale Conservation Nursery in Burlington, VT.

Directing Style

As an actor’s director, Duncan understands how to effectively communicate and how to bring out the best performance in his talent.  With his training in improvisation and the Meisner Method, he knows that spontaneity and being truthful in the moment is paramount to the success of a performance.  With his training in the Visual Art and painting, Duncan has a keen eye for composition and has the skills and experience to create and recognize great color and lighting effects.  As a leader, Duncan also recognizes and has the utmost respect for the power of collaboration and strives to create a safe, open and fun environment for his cast and crew.

 

FACE

Duncan with the cast of FACE improv