Artist Bio

Tracey Scott Wilson

(Bio as of March 2013)

Tracey Scott Wilson previously collaborated with the Goodman on The Good Negro and The Story, which both also appeared at The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival. Her additional productions include Order My Steps for Cornerstone Theater Company’s Black Faith/AIDS project in Los Angeles; Exhibit #9, which was produced in New York City by New Perspectives Theatre Company and Theatre Outrageous; Leader of the People, produced at New Georges; Buzzer at Pillsbury House Theatre; two 10-minute plays produced at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and a 10-minute play produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Ms. Wilson’s work has received readings at New York Theatre Workshop, Second Stage Theatre, The Public Theater, the Williamstown Theatre Festival and Soho Theatre Writers Centre in London. Awards and residencies include two Van Lier fellowships from the New York Theatre Workshop, a residency at the Sundance Institute Playwright’s Retreat at Ucross and the Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, the 2001 Helen Merrill Emerging Playwright Award, the 2003 AT&T Onstage Award, the 2004 Whiting Writers Award, the 2004 Kesselring Prize, the 2007 L. Arnold Weissberger Award and the 2007 Time Warner Storytelling Fellowship. In 2009, she was the writer-in-residence at the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Ms. Wilson has taught and guest lectured at Brown University, Yale University, Rutgers University and New York University. The Story and The Good Negro have been published by Dramatists Play Services. Ms. Wilson holds a master’s degree in English literature from Temple University.