Duncan Ley is one of Canberras leading theatrical practitioners, having worked in professional and amateur theatre for over 15 years. As a playwright, Mr. Ley's plays include: The Burning, When in Rome, In Cold Light, For All Our Sins, The Ides of March, Final Passages, Play Me Softly, Pillock for the Defence, The Suspect, Last Drinks. His plays The Burning and In Cold Light won the 2001 and 2003 Canberra Area Theatre Awards for Best Original Work of the Year and Best Play of the Year. His play In Cold Light is currently being made into a feature film by Peter Slee Productions, Sydney. He is an associate writer for the Motion Picture Company, Sydney. As an actor, Mr. Ley has appeared in over fifty stage productions and won numerous acting awards. He is also co-producer and artistic director of New Century Productions, for which he recently directed the critically acclaimed and award-winning production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet.