TRACY LETTS (Playwright) - Mr. Letts made his debut with Killer Joe, which originally premiered at the Next Theatre in Chicago and ran Off-Broadway in 1998 with Scott Glenn, Amanda Plummer and Fairuza Balk. His next play, BUG premiered in London and went to NY to garnish The Lucille Lortel and Obie awards and a NY Times Top 10 of 2004. Man From Nebraska premiered at Steppenwolf and was named a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, named as one of Time’s “Best of 2003,” and the West Coast Premiere was produced this past year by South Coast Rep and directed by William Friedkin. His most recent play August County will be premiering at Steppenwolf in the summer of 2007. Tracy’s work has been produced in 20 languages in 26 countries and has won many awards. As an actor he has performed at Steppenwolf in Betrayal, The Pillowman, The Pain and the Itch, The Dresser and Glengarry Glen Ross. Tracy became an ensemble member at Steppenwolf in 2002 and was recently named an artistic associate. Look for the film “BUG” which he adapted, coming to theatres soon, directed by William Friedkin and starring Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon and Harry Connick, Jr.