About the Artist
Antonio Duke is a Twin Cities based actor and playwright. He follows in the tradition of The Griot: west African storytellers who are tasked with being the keepers of their communities’ history. He’s inspired by myths from the black spiritual canon that derive from the Yoruba, Santeria, and Voodoo deities. He has three solo performance pieces: Ashes of Moons (Pillsbury House Theatre’s Naked Stages Fellowship), Tears of Moons (Guthrie Theatre’s Solo Emerging Artist Celebration), and Missing Mississippi Moons (Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant). He’s currently an inaugural Jerome Hill Artist Fellow. He’s an alumnus of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie BFA Actor Training Program.