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.