Calling from New York, Tracy Letts jumps into an open and honest conversation with Scott Tallal. They dive right in with Tracy’s family life, starting with his parents humble beginnings as school teachers who moved on to second careers (0:39) and his real-life family inspirations for (1:55).August: Osage County
Tracy describes how his approach to the art form has changed over the years (4:57), the different parts of his personality that are used for performance and writing (6:03) and why theater is a profound art-form (6:53).
He then discusses the type of character he is often asked to play and how he sets those roles apart (8:04). He reveals what leads him to choose a role (12:30).
Tracy admits to hating doing adaptations from stage to screen and why that is the case (13:38), but explains the benefit of doing so (15:22).
In a moving and intimate story, Tracy opens up about the deep ties between his father and his career in the arts (20:14).
They round out the call with Tracy explains just how grateful he is for the career he’s had (26:44).
Executive Producer: Stuart Halperin
Producer: Jenny Curtis
Music By: Celleste & Eric Dick
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