PlayMakers: Director, Clybourne Park.
Tracy Young is a theatre director and playwright. Tracy began her writing career developing several original plays with The Actors’ Gang in Los Angeles, including the musicals Hysteria (Ovation Award and PEN West Finalist), Euphoria (Ovation, LA Weekly and Garland Awards) and A Fairy Tale (Garland and GLAAD Image Awards). She has created several adaptations of classic plays and novels, including the critically acclaimed Candude, or The Optimistic Civil Servant (from Voltaire’s Candide for Cornerstone Theatre Company), The Servant of Two Masters and The Imaginary Invalid for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and most recently a theatrical adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time for Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Her most challenging and joyful work to date is Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella (with co-creator Bill Rauch), a simultaneous telling of Euripides’ Medea, Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. She is currently translating Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale into Modern English for Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of their Play On! Series.