Duncan Macmillan is an award-winning playwright and director. His play Lungs was produced in a rolling world premiere at the Studio Theatre, Washington DC (nominated as Outstanding New Play at the Helen Hayes Awards) and Paines Plough/Sheffield Theatres in the UK (winner of Best New Play at the ‘Off West End Awards’ and nominated for Best New Play at the Theatre UK Awards). The play has had many productions in the US and internationally, with upcoming productions in Stockholm, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Toronto, Copenhagen, Palma, Sydney and at the Schaubühne in Berlin, directed by Katie Mitchell.
Other work includes: Reise Durch Die Nacht adapt. Friederike Mayröcker (created with Katie Mitchell and Lyndsey Turner, Schauspielhaus Köln); Don Juan Comes Back from the War adapt. Ödön von Horváth (Finborough Theatre); Monster (Royal Exchange/Manchester International Festival); The Most Humane Way to Kill a Lobster (Theatre503); Sleeve Notes (Various) and I Wish to Apologise for My Part in the Apocalypse, So Say All of Us and Family Tree (all BBC Radio 4).
Formerly Writer-in Residence at Paines Plough and Manchester Royal Exchange, Duncan is currently on attachment at Soho Theatre and is under commission to Headlong Theatre and the Royal National Theatre. He is also writing new plays for BBC Radio 3 and 4.