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Tracy Letts


Tracy Letts is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright, actor and Steppenwolf ensemble member. He is the author of plays Linda Vista, Mary Page Marlowe, The Scavenger’s Daughter, Superior Donuts, August: Osage County (Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award), Man from Nebraska (Pulitzer Prize finalist), Bug and Killer Joe. Also an actor, he received the 2013 Tony Award for Best Actor in Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? TV and film credits include Lady Bird, The Lovers, Christine, Elvis and Nixon, The Big Short, HBO’s Divorce and two seasons as Senator Lockhart on Showtime’s Homeland.

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Guinevere; Chicago Cab; U.S. Marshals; Straight Talk; Paramedics. Screenplay: Bug


Red Orchid Theatre: The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Famous Door: Conquest of the South Pole Next Lab: Bouncers Alliance Stage of the Woodruff Arts Center (Atlanta): Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Playwright Man From Nebraska; Bug; Killer Joe; August: Osage County; Superior Donuts.


Prison Break; The District (CBS); Profiler (NBC); The Drew Carey Show (ABC); Seinfeld (NBC); Home Improvement (ABC).


The 2005 21st Century Award from the Chicago Public Library Foundation. The 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for August: Osage County. The 2008 Tony Award for Best Play for August: Osage County.

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