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Steve Carter

STEVE CARTER  (1929 - )

Nationality:    African American
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Steve Horace Carter received the Living Legend award at the 2001 National Black Theatre Festival. He was Victory Gardens Theater's first playwright-in-residence beginning in 1981, and has also served as playwright-in-residence at George Mason University. Carter's Pecong (winner of the Joseph Jefferson award for New Work) premiered at Victory Gardens in the l989-1990 season and received subsequent productions at London's Tricycle Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, and Newark Symphony Hall. His plays eden (winner of an Outer Critics Circle award, an audelco award, and the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award ) and Nevis Mountain Dew received Midwest premieres, and Dame Lorraine, House of Shadows, Shoot Me While I'm Happy, Spiele '36 or The Fourth Medal and Root Causes all premiered at Victory Gardens. Carter has recently finished a draft of his new play Paradise and is currently teaching writing workshops at the Restoration Center for Arts and Culture in Brooklyn. Recently, as a recipient of the Living Legend award form the National Black Theater Festival, he continues consulting and teaching eight young playwrights. His Nevis Mountain Dew is currently being produced at Town Street Theater in Los Angeles; two concert readings of Spiele '36 or The Fourth Medal will be produced this June by Michelle Swanson and Larry George at the National Time Trials for the Olympic Track and Field Team. eden continues to be produced all over the world.

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As You Can See         Dame Lorraine         Eden         House Of Shadows         Inaugural Tea, The         Mirage         Nevis Mountain Dew         One Last Look         Paradise         Pecong         Primary Colors         Rampart Street         Root Causes         Shadows         Shoot Me While I'm Happy         Spiele '36 or The Fourth Medal         Tea On Inauguration Day         Terraced Apartment, The         Terraces         Walking Graffiti



As You Can See

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Dame Lorraine

Dame Lorraine
an internal, eternal love that made them blind to the fact that the darker aspects of the elusive Dame Lorraine found homes in the hearts of their eight sons

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part of The Caribbean trilogy

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Eden

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The plight of Caribbean immigrants to this country just after World War I and what happens when they are lumped together with their Black American counterparts who have migrated to the north. How youth finds it difficult to live within the political confines of their parents.

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part of The Caribbean trilogy

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House Of Shadows

House Of Shadows
Two baby-faced, would-be criminals decide to rob the home of two women of advanced age who live in contention with their past, their present, their future and each other.

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Inaugural Tea, The

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Mirage

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Nevis Mountain Dew

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The place is a home in Queens (NY), where the family of Jared Philibert, who has long been confined in an iron lung, gathers to celebrate his fiftieth birthday. Present are his wife; his two sisters, who also live in the house and care for him; the younger sister's boyfriend (who has brought along a case of West Indian rum called "Nevis Mountain Dew"); and a strapping young co-worker of his wife's. as the rum flows so does the truth: the bitterness of the sisters, who have sacrificed so much to look after their brother; the still young and passionate wife, whose husband has so long been a helpless invalid; and the young co-worker, whose attraction to the wife is no longer a secret. In the end Jared, aware that he is not the only one imprisoned by his condition, resolves to set both himself and the others free, by pleading with them to unplug the respirator, the "metal overcoat" in which he has spent so many years. His plea is answered, but the result is not the loss but rather the affirmation of life-which, i

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One Last Look

One Last Look
about a dead man whose mistress, wife and children speak about him at his funeral.

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Old Reliable Theatre Tavern, NYC    -

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One act satirical comedy

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Paradise

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Pecong

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a Caribbean retelling of the Medea story with Jason, Mediyah, Creon etc

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Primary Colors

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Rampart Street

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Root Causes

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Shadows

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Shoot Me While I'm Happy

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Spiele '36 or The Fourth Medal

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Tea On Inauguration Day

Tea On Inauguration Day
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Terraced Apartment, The

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about a lower income couple that feels displaced when they move into a middle-income neighbourhood.

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Terraces

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Walking Graffiti

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