. Carrie Coon and Tracy Letts Reflect on the Year That Changed Theater Forever « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Harper’s Bazaar – he impact of the pandemic on the arts was immediate and far-reaching—its toll, as well as the work it inspires, will be felt for decades to come. But for artists who live on stage, in front of live audiences, the past year has been uniquely and creatively devastating. The Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright and actor Tracy Letts and his wife, actress Carrie Coon, experienced this acutely. In a March 2021 New York Times article surveying the effects of the pandemic on 75 artists and their output, Letts’s honesty stood out: “I’ve made nothing,” he said. “From a creative standpoint, this year for me has been a dust storm.” His latest play, The Minutes, was supposed to open on Broadway just three days after everything shut down. The play is now scheduled to open in March 2022…

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