Cherry Creek Theater debut. Tracy Shaffer is a third-generation Californian who grew up in the shadow of MGM Studio where her father and various family members worked. Her interest in theatre began at 10 years old, landing the role of Wicked Stepmother in Hansel and Gretel. At 18 she was the youngest person to be accepted into Jeff Corey’s prestigious acting class and began working in film and television shortly after. Barely 22, Ms. Shaffer moved to New York City to study acting and directing with the legendary Stella Adler in a three-year Conservatory program. The decade that followed took her to regional theatres across the country, including Alaska Rep, New Mexico Rep, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles Theatre Center, and The Kennedy Center (in the National Tour of Steel Magnolias). Moving to Denver in 1996, Tracy landed on local stages at Curious Theatre, the Aurora Fox, and the Denver Center Theatre Company, where she spent 10 years as a member of the Company and the 2001 Playwright’s Unit. Favorite plays/performances include Benediction, Other Desert Cities, Cyrano De Bergerac, Romeo & Juliet, Glass Menagerie, The Clean House, Marvin’s Room, Pride’s Crossing, and Closer. As a playwright, her plays Saints & Hysterics and (w)hole were produced by Denver’s Paragon Theatre and included in the National New Play Network. In addition to her work in the theatre, Tracy devotes her time to working as a writer and Realtor.