His play, "August: Osage County," was performed at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois with Deanna Dunagan (Violet Weston); Dennis Letts (Bev Weston); Kimberly Guerrero (Johna); Amy Morton (Barbara Fordham); Sally Murphy (Ivy Weston); Mariann Mayberry (Karen Weston); Rondi Reed (Mattie Fae Aiken); Francis ...
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[re August: Osage County
(2013)]I know that there's another dimension in the film that is not in the play, and that's Osage County. I would take them [filmmakers] to my home and show them the landscape, that's kind of profound for me as a guy who not only has written a play, but written a play that's somewhat autobiographical. The landscape itself becomes a character.
He was nominated for a 2010 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for his performance in "American Buffalo" at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.