About the Author
Charles Duncombe is the author of the City Garage texts Atrocities (2000), Cinema Stories: Ceremonies of Unendurable Bondage (2002), Oedipustext/LA (2003) and Patriot Act: A Reality Show (2004). He also wrote the company's adaptations of Heiner Mueller: Medeatext: Los Angeles/Despoiled Shore (2000); Frederick of Prussia/George W's Dream of Sleep (2001); and The Mission (Accomplished) (2008). His English-language versions (with Frederique Michel) of Moliere's The Bourgeois Gentilhomme and The School For Wives premiered in 2008 and 2009 respectively at City Garage. Patriot Act won the 2004 Fratti-Newman Award for Political Playwriting. All three of his Mueller adaptations were nominated for the LA Weekly's "Best Adaptation" award, as was his contemporary version of The Trojan Women: LA/Darfur Dreamscape in 2010. He lives in Los Angeles.