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Tracy Letts

TRACY LETTS

  (1965 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Abrams Artists Agency  

Tracy Letts has been a Steppenwolf ensemble member since 2002. He was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play August: Osage County, which played on Broadway for over a year, following a sold-out run at Steppenwolf in 2007. August also enjoyed a sold-out engagement at London's National Theatre and a U.S. National Tour in summer 2009. Other accolades include five Tony Awards (including Best Play), an Olivier Award and six Jeff Awards (including Best Play). Mr. Letts is also the author of Superior Donuts, which had its world premiere at Steppenwolf in 2008 and opened on Broadway in 2009; Man from Nebraska, which was produced at Steppenwolf in 2003 and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize; Killer Joe, which has been produced in Chicago, London and New York; and Bug, which has played in New York, Chicago and London. He has appeared at Steppenwolf in Betrayal, The Pillowman, Last of the Boys, The Pain and the Itch, The Dresser, Homebody/Kabul, The Dazzle, Glengarry Glen Ross (also in Dublin and Toronto), Three Days of Rain, Road to Nirvana, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and the Steppenwolf for Young Adults production of The Glass Menagerie. Other Chicago stage credits include The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (A Red Orchid Theatre), Conquest of the South Pole (Famous Door), Bouncers (the Next Lab) and his directorial debut at the Lookingglass Theatre with Great Men of Science Nos. 21 and 22. He also appeared in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre, directed by ensemble member Amy Morton. Television credits include: The District, Profiler, Prison Break, The Drew Carey Show, Seinfeld and Home Improvement. Film appearances include Guinevere, U.S. Marshals and Chicago Cab.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        August: Osage County         Bug         Killer Joe         Man From Nebraska         Superior Donuts         Three Sisters



August: Osage County

August: Osage County
One of the most bracing and critically acclaimed plays in recent Broadway history, this is a portrait of the dysfunctional American family at its finest and absolute worst. When the patriarch of the Weston clan disappears one hot summer night, the family reunites at the Oklahoma homestead, where long-held secrets are unflinchingly and uproariously revealed. the three-act, three-and-a-half-hour mammoth of a play combines epic tragedy with black comedy, Dramatizing three generations of unfulfilled dreams and leaving not one of its thirteen characters unscathed. after its sold-out Chicago premiere, the play has electrified audiences in New York since its opening in November 2007

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Steppenwolf Theatre Company

1st Published:
Theatre Communications, 2008. Nick Hern Books, London, 2008   978-1848420250

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Bug

Synopsis:
Set in a seedy Oklahoma City motel room, the play centers on the meeting between agnes, a divorced waitress with a fondness for cocaine and isolation, and Peter, a soft-spoken Gulf War drifter introduced to her by her lesbian friend, R.C. Agnes stays at a hotel in hopes of avoiding her physically abusive ex-husband, Jerry, who was just released from prison. at first, she lets Peter sleep platonically on her floor, but not long after she promotes him to the bed. Matters become more complicated as Jerry eagerly returns to the woman he loves to beat her up, expecting to resume their relationship. On top of that, there's a hidden bug infestation problem that has both agnes and Peter dealing with scathing welts and festering sores-which has Peter believing this is the result of experiments conducted on him during his stay at an army hospital. their fears soon escalate to paranoia, conspiracy theories and twisted psychological motives.

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    978-0822220169

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Killer Joe

Killer Joe
Killer Cop Tony Law meets trailer-park trash Phil Nichol and Lizzie Roper in Tracy Letts' jaw-dropping smash-hit dark comedy. Breath-taking events. Truly shocking behaviour. Thrilling high-energy climax. 'you won't see finer acting on the Fringe' Daily Mail.

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Theatre Communications Group 2013
Samuel French, Inc - New York (2015) >>>    978-1559364515

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Man From Nebraska

Synopsis:
a luxury sedan, a church pew and visits to a nursing home form the comfortable round of Ken Carpenter's daily life. and then one night, he awakens to find that he no longer believes in God. This crisis of faith propels an ordinary middle-aged man into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery. This wickedly funny and spiritually complex play examines the effects of one man's awakening on himself and his family.

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Superior Donuts

Synopsis:
Arthur Przybyszewski owns a decrepit donut shop in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Franco Wicks, a black teenager who is his only employee, wants to change the shop for the better. Steppenwolf concludes the season with ensemble member Tracy Letts' provocative world premiere comedy about the challenges of embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship.

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Organisations:
Steppenwolf Theatre Company

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 2010   978-0822224365

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Genre:
comedy Drama

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Three Sisters

Synopsis:
The Prozorov family chafes at the constraints of life in their small provincial town, once a bustling army garrison where their late father served as general. Attempts to shore up their crumbling social status lay bare the larger forces of unrest that will soon engulf them all.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov, a new version by Tracy Letts based on dramaturgical translations by Charlotte Hobson and Dassia N. Posner

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, Inc. NY (2015)   978-0822231226

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Genre:
Comedy/Drama

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  5            Other:  -

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