10/17/2019

SAG-AFTRA Foundation: Tracy Letts on The Business 10/18/19 @1pm


SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld have partnered for a filmed Q&A
series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New
York City.

You and a guest are invited to
Tracy Letts on The Business
Friday, October 18
1:00 PM

Robin Williams Center | 247 West 54th Street
Please join us for a career reflection with Tracy Letts. Moderated by
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge of "Backstage with Richard Ridge!"
RSVP for PROGRAM

This event is free and open to non-members.
Please direct any questions to nyrsvp@sagfoundation.org and write
“Tracy Letts” in the subject line.

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Tracy Letts - Actor-Playwright-Screenwriter
Tracy Letts is a multifaceted award-winning actor and playwright.
Letts received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play “August:
Osage County” and a Tony Award for his portrayal of George in the
revival of “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” He has written the
screenplays of three films adapted from his own plays: “Bug” and
“Killer Joe,” both directed by William Friedkin, and “August: Osage
County,” directed by John Wells. Letts recently penned the screenplay
for the film adaptation of A.J. Finn’s best-seller, “The Woman in the
Window” which will be released in theaters on May 15, 2020.
Letts will next be seen in James Mangold’s racing drama “Ford v
Ferrari,” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival
and will be released on November 15th in theaters. In the film, Letts
stars as Henry Ford II, (grandson of the founder of Ford Motor
Company) who is overseeing the mission at Ford to build an automobile
from scratch that can defeat Ferrari at the Le Mans race in France. He
will also join Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck this November in the New
Regency Thriller “Deep Water.”
As a playwright, Tracy’s play “The Minutes” will make its Broadway
premiere next February. With the announcement of “The Minutes,” Letts
will have two plays set for Broadway engagements this season. His play
“Linda Vista” is currently in a limited eight week run at Broadway’s
Hayes Theater. “Linda Vista” is a brutally comedic play about a
50-year-old divorcee in the throes of a mid-life spiral who starts on
a path toward self-discovery—navigating blind dates, old friends, and
new love. Also this January, Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago will
feature a new production of his 1996 drama “Bug” starring Carrie Coon.
The production will run from January 23rd through March 20th.
In 2017, Letts appeared in Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” alongside Tom
Hanks and Meryl Streep. The film was selected as the Best Film of 2017
by the National Board of Review and nominated for an Oscar for Best
Picture and for a Critics’ Choice Award in the category of Best Acting
Ensemble.
Also in 2017, Letts received critical acclaim for his performance
opposite Saoirse Ronan in Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird.” “Lady Bird.” was
selected as one of the Top Ten Films of 2017 by the National Board of
Review, nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award in the category of
Best Ensemble and an Oscar in the category of Best Film.
Additional film credits include “The Lovers” with Debra Winger which
was nominated for a 2018 Film Independent Spirit Award for Best
Screenplay; Antoni Campos’ biographical drama “Christine,”
“Indignation,” James Schamus’ directorial debut and the Oscar
nominated film “The Big Short” directed by Adam McKay.
On the small screen, Letts starred in the second season of HBO’s
“Divorce” alongside Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Molly
Shannon and Talia Balsam. In 2013 and 2014, Letts played CIA Director
Andrew Lockhart on Showtime’s “Homeland.” The cast was nominated for a
SAG Award in the category of Best Drama Ensemble in 2013.
Tracy resides in Chicago with his wife, Carrie Coon and is an active
member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

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