Alec Duffy (T'98)
Summer 2015 - Alec Duffy (Trinity '98) appeared at the OBIE Awards in May to receive the OBIE Grant on behalf of his three-year old multi-disciplinary performance venue, JACK (named after his grandfather), in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The OBIE Grant is given each year to an outstanding emerging arts organization/venue.
Winter 2011 - Alec Duffy (T '98) co-created and performed in Three Pianos, which had a sold-out run at the Ontological Theater in NYC. The show was picked up by New York Theater Workshop for its 2010-11 season. In the fall, he will be directing T.S. Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral in a giant Catholic cathedral in Brooklyn (see alum profile).
Summer 2009 - Duffy created a new show with his company, Hoi Polloi, called The less we talk: a meditation on group singing at New York's Ontological-Hysteric Theater in April. The main character of the piece is a 25-person choir. Duke alumnae Amy Laird Webb and Adia Morris were among the cast members. Duffy also presented a work-in-progress version of his new piece, Winter Journey, at P.S. 122 in July.
Summer 2007 - Duffy has started a theater company, Hoi Polloi, based in New York. Members of the company include Amy Laird Webb (T’96) and Adam Smith (T’98). Hoi Polloi combines music and theater to create quirky and whimsical performance pieces. Their inaugural production, Dysphoria, was selected by the Ontological Theater for their Summer Residency and will be produced there in August 2007. Alec has been selected as a finalist for the TCG/NEA Career Development Program for Directors.