Tracey Scott Wilson

Tracey Scott Wilson wrote the screenplay for the new movie Respect, based on the life of Aretha Franklin. On TV, she served as a co-executive producer on Fosse/Verdon at FX and Apple TV+’s The Morning Show. Before that, she was a co-executive producer on FX’s award-winning series The Americans, where she wrote for four seasons and received two WGAE awards, two Peabody awards and a Golden Globe. Tracey is also a renowned playwright; her plays include Buzzer, The Good Negro and The Story and she is the winner of the 2001 Helen Merrill Emerging Playwright Award, the 2003 AT&T Onstage Award, the 2004 Whiting Award, the 2004 Kesselring Prize, the 2007 Weissberger Playwriting Award and the 2007 Time Warner Storytelling Fellowship. In 2009, she was the writer-in-residence at the O’Neil National Playwriting Conference. She has taught and guest-lectured at Brown University, Yale University, Rutgers University and NYU. She holds a master’s degree in English Literature from Temple University.


My God! My Script!

By Tracey Scott Wilson | August 24, 2021

My God! My Script!

Tracey Scott Wilson on how writing the new Aretha Franklin biopic Respect reconnected her with her religious faith.