Antonio Duke
Affiliated Writer
Minneapolis, MN

Antonio Duke is a Twin Cities based actor and playwright. He strives to be an unrestricted conduit for the spirits he conjures in his theatrical practice. For him performance is an act of spiritual manifestation rooted in an ancient practice of Afrocentric storytelling. He follows in the tradition of the griot, West African oral storytellers who are blessed with the task of being the keepers of their community’s histories. Website:


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.