Dramaturgical Resources


Killer Joe

By Tracy Letts

Over the course of the season, our assistant directors and student dramaturgs will be compiling dramaturgical resources relating to each production as it develops. Below are some links to websites which relate to the history of the play, the biography of the playwright, and sites that contextualize and, we hope, shed light on the directorial approach to the dramatic material.

We hope you find these resources of interest.

Tracy Letts

Tracy Letts

Tracy Letts Biography
This page, from the Steppenwolf Theatre Company website, provides a brief biography of playwright, Tracy Letts.

Another mini biography/filmography of Tracy Letts
Concentrating on his film work, this page from the Internet Movie Database, also provides information on the playwright.

Tracy Letts Interview
This interview with Letts (among others) relates to the Steppennwolf production of Ronald Harwood's play, The Dresser.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company
The website of this groundbreaking Chicago theatre company (of which John Malkovitch and Gary Sinise are ensemble members).

More about Steppenwolf Theatre Company
More information about Steppenwolf Theatre Company is available here.

A Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble Fansite
Pictures and more of the ensemble that made Steppenwolf one of the nations premiere acting and theatre companies.

Killer Joe - a NYC review
A review of one of the first New York City productions of Killer Joe.

Bug and more information on Tracy Letts
Syracuse Stage in -- where else? -- Syracuse, is mounting Tracy Letts' play, Bug (Oct. 26 - Nov. 13). The Syracuse Stage website has some dramaturgical information about Letts, and about the play.