Steve Carter (playwright)

Steve Carter (Playwright)

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Horace E. "Steve" Carter, Jr. (born November 1929) is an American playwright, best known for his plays involving Caribbean immigrants living in the United States.

Biography

Born Horace E. Carter, Jr. in New York City to Horace, Sr., an African-American longshoreman from Richmond, Virginia and Carmen, who is from Trinidad. He is professionally known as steve carter (spelled in all lowercase letters).

Carter's first interest in the theatre was to be a set designer. As a youngster, he would make models of sets inspired by motion pictures and the occasional play he would see with his mother. Soon he would populate these models with cutout figures. This led to him creating dialog for the figures as he moved them around the set.

In 1948, he graduated from the High School of Music and Art in New York City.

His professional career as a playwright began in 1965 at the American Community Theater with the production of the short play Terraced Apartment. This work would evolve years later into an expanded version entitled Terraces.

On November 13, 1967, One Last Look premiered off-off-Broadway at the Old Reliable Theatre Tavern under the direction of Arthur French. It is a dark...
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