Antonio Duke is a Twin Cities based actor and playwright. His artistic aim is to create stories that embody the black diaspora. In his writing he focuses on mythology. Within mythos lies intimate and epic circumstances that he's driven to explore. He conjures most of his muse from black spiritualities. He's an alumnus of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie B.F.A. Actor Training Program. He has two solo performance pieces: Ashes of Moons which debuted at Pillsbury House Theatre as part of the Naked Stages Fellowship, and Tears of Moons which debuted as part of the Guthrie Theatre's Solo Emerging Artist Celebration.
The culmination of Antonio Duke's 2019 Artist Initiative Grant is an original solo performance piece called "MISSING MISSISSIPPI MOONS" directed by Ellen Fenster with live music by Umar Malik Williams. Previews open November 21st at 7:30pm at The Playwrights' Center.
2018-19 Many Voices Mentee Antonio Duke is one of the first recipients of the Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship program. 60 Fellowships were awarded to early career artists in Minnesota and New York City.