Thembi Duncan

Thembi Duncan

Thembi Duncan performed as a professional actor in the Washington, D.C. area for over 15 years and holds a B.A. in Theatre, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Maryland.

A teaching artist, director, playwright, and producer, Ms. Duncan centers her work on race, class, and intersectionality. She has previously served as Creative Programs Director of Young Playwrights' Theater, Producing...
Thembi Duncan performed as a professional actor in the Washington, D.C. area for over 15 years and holds a B.A. in Theatre, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Maryland.

A teaching artist, director, playwright, and producer, Ms. Duncan centers her work on race, class, and intersectionality. She has previously served as Creative Programs Director of Young Playwrights' Theater, Producing Artistic Director of African Continuum Theatre Company, and Lead Teaching Artist at historic Ford’s Theatre.

She is currently the Director of Arts Engagement and Education at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, New York.

Plays

  • Mon Chaton
    Mon Chaton is the story of Virginia, a sheltered young country teacher who takes over her deceased aunt's boarding house and comes to know the dynamic world of 1920's Harlem.
  • Syce 'Em
    A group of elite soldiers is on a mission to neutralize all "Bammas" in a futuristic version of Washington, DC.
  • Dee
    An orphaned Ghanaian girl moves to the United States for educational opportunities and finds her voice stifled at every turn.
  • Champagne
    A chance meeting of two lesbians in a nightclub leads to a soul-searching moment.
  • Don't Ask
    It's 2065 and the military has received an Executive Order from the President to allow heterosexuals to serve in the U.S. military. This is a problem.
  • Coop in the Yard
    Two government workers find love amidst chaos.
  • Sidelined
    A daughter tries to connect with her father through the thing he loves most in the world: flag football.