JOE TRACZ is a playwright, screenwriter and librettist. His work includes Poster Boy (with Craig Carnelia; Williamstown Theatre Festival); Be More Chill (with Joe Iconis; Two River Theater); and Song For a Future Generation (Williamstown, The Management). His adaptation of the first book in the Percy Jackson series, The Lightning Thief (with Rob Rokicki; Theatreworks USA) received a Lortel nomination for Outstanding Musical. His plays have been developed at Manhattan Theatre Club, Roundabout Theatre Company and Second Stage, and published in “Best American Short Plays”. Film and TV work includes Epic (20th Century Fox), Lights Out (FX) and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix). Joe is a former Playwrights Realm writing fellow, an alumnus of the Ars Nova Play Group, and, with Two River and Iconis, a recipient of a 2015 Doris Duke Foundation Commissioning Grant. He has an BA from Kalamazoo College and an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.