Tracy Letts


Tracy Letts

Tracy Letts is the author of the plays Superior DonutsAugust: Osage CountyKiller JoeBugMan From Nebraska (Pulitzer Prize finalist and named one of Time Magazine’s Top Ten Plays of 2003) and an adaptation of Chekov’s Three Sisters. He is an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. His appearances there include: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf(Tony Award) Homebody/KabulThe DazzleGlengarry Glen RossThree Days of Rain, and Picasso at the Lapin Agile.  Film appearances include: GuinevereU.S. Marshalls and Chicago Cab. TV appearances include: Homeland , The DistrictProfilerThe Drew Carey ShowHome Improvement and Seinfeld. Tracy Letts made his directing debut at the Lookingglass Theatre with Glen Berger’s play Great Men of Science, No’s 21 & 22.

He wrote the screenplay for Bug which was made into a feature film directed by William Friedkin and starred Ashley Judd.  William Friedkin also directed the feature film adaptation of Killer Joe starring Matthew McConaughey with a screenplay by Letts.

Tracy Letts was the recipient of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for his play August: Osage County. The feature film version, which he also adapted, was produced by the Weinstein Company and starred Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts. The film received two Academy Award Nominations.