Duncan Macmillan is a writer and director. He is a former Writer in Residence at Paines Plough and the Royal Exchange Theatre, and he has written extensively for theatre in addition to working in radio, television and film. Awards include Best New Play at the Off West End Awards, 2013; the Big Ambition Award, Old Vic 2009; the Pearson Prize, 2008 and runner-up in the JMK Directing Award, 2010. Duncan was also the recipient of two awards in the inaugural Bruntwood Playwriting Competition, 2006 and his work with director Katie Mitchell has been selected for Theatertreffen and the Avignon Festival. Duncan has written several plays, including: Full Length Works: The Forbidden Zone (2014), Saltzburg Festival; Nineteen Eighty Four (2013/14), Headlong/Nottingham Playhouse (adapt. George Orwell), co-adapted with Rob Icke; Every Brilliant Thing (2013/14), Paines Plough/Pentabus Theatre; Reise Durch Die Nach (2012/13), Schauspielhaus Köln (adapt. Friederike Mayröcker), created with Katie Mitchell & Lyndsey Turner, selected for Theatertreffen 2013 and Avignon Festival 2013; Lungs (2011/12), Roundabout Season Paines Plough & Sheffield Theatres, Studio Theatre, Washington DC, USA, Winner of Best New Play at the Off West End Awards and the CBS Outstanding Drama Award. Nominated for Outstanding Play at the Helen Hayes Awards, Washington DC and Best New Play Theatre Awards UK 2012. Shorts: Skyscraper (2010), Old Vic New Voices/Public Theatre, New York; Donuts (2010), Come to Where I’m From, Paines Plough/Oxford Playhouse; Crunch & Sleeve Notes (2009), Latitude Festival; and Northfields (2009), Theatre 503/TheatreVoice, Latitude Festival.