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Tracy Letts


Tracy Letts (Playwright) is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright, actor and member of the Steppenwolf ensemble. He is the author of the 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 has appeared on Broadway in Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses and Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2013 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role).  Film appearances include Lady Bird, The Lovers, Christine, Imperium, Indignation, Wiener-dog, Elvis and Nixon, The Big Short.  TV:  “Divorce" (HBO), two seasons as Sen. Lockhart on “Homeland” (Showtime), “Seinfeld."  His appearances at Steppenwolf include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, American Buffalo, Betrayal, Homebody/Kabul, The Dresser, The Dazzle, Glengarry Glen Ross, Three Days of Rain, many others.

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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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Tracy Letts

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