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About Charles Duncombe

Charles Duncombe Charles A. Duncombe, Producing Director

Charles is a writer, director and designer. He began his partnership with Frédérique Michel in 1985, and he has designed all of her work since then.

He has won two Dramalogue awards for production design and in 1999 won the L.A. Weekly Theater Award for Best Lighting Design for George Sand: An Erotic Odyssey in Seven Tableaux (1998). He was nominated for two L.A. Weekly awards for MedeaText: Los Angeles/Despoiled Shore (2000): Best Adaptation, and Best Set. He was nominated again for two L.A. Weekly awards for Frederick of Prussia/GeorgeW’s Dream of Sleep (2001): Best Adaptation, and Production Design. His play Patriot Act won the Fratti/Newman Award for Political Playwriting in 2005 and opened in New York at the Castillo Theater as part of their 2008 season. He won the 2006 LA Weekly Theatre Award for Best Production Design for the entire Three by Mee season and was nominated again in 2007 for Production Design for Quartet. In 2009 he was nominated for Best Adaptation for The Mission (Accomplished).

At the 2009 LA Weekly Theater Awards, he received (along with Frédérique Michel) the “Queen of the Angels Award” for their contributions to Los Angeles theater. In 2010 he was nominated for an LA Weekly Theater Award for his adaptation of The Trojan Women, and in 2011 for Best Production Design for Paradise Park. Along with Frédérique Michel, he won the 2011 Award for Best Translation for their version of The Marriage of Figaro. His most recent play, Caged, premiered at City Garage in February of 2013