Duncan Macmillan is a London-based playwright who’s perhaps best well known for writing that Broadway play that made everyone vomit. But in all seriousness, Duncan has been my mentor and friend from the beginning. When we met in 2011, during a particularly embarrassing (for me) drive from the Dulles Airport to northwest DC, he embraced my playwriting identity without question and offered to read Stopgap, my latest play. I strive to replicate this generous spirit every time I meet a young artist. And I’m so glad that all these years later, he remains a thoughtful mentor and friend.