A profile of Tracy Letts, the Tony-winning playwright behind August: Osage Country, easily the best play I’ve seen in three years:

“We’ve been contracting and contracting and contracting for so long in terms of drama,” he says.

“Casts have got smaller; sets have got smaller. My first two plays [Killer Joe and Bug] were five-character pieces on a single set, and I thought, God damn it, at some point, I’ve got to be able to breathe deeply again and start to push the canvas a little bit.”

He certainly did.