His play, "August: Osage County," was performed at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois with Dennis Letts, Deanna Dunagan, Amy Morton, Rondi Reed, Mariann Mayberry, and Sally Murphy in the cast. The crew included Anna D. Shapiro (director) and Todd Rosenthal (scenic designer).
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[re August: Osage County
(2013)] It was my decision to follow Barbara [daughter played by Julia Roberts
] outside of the house at the end of the film, which is different from how the play ends...I want to correct that. The play ends with Violet alone in the house, and her daughters have left. That's how the movie ends, too. We made a decision that we're going to see more of what happens a little ...
His play, "Superior Donuts," at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2008 Joseph Jefferson Award for New Work.