Aaron Carter | Theatre Seven of Chicago

Aaron Carter

T7 Credits: The Chicago Landmark Project (Writer - Belmont & Western: Riverview Amusement Park)

Aaron is a Chicago playwright, originally from Ohio. His paternal grandfather was a black Baptist preacher, his maternal grandparents were white vaudeville performers. The influence of his ancestors is seen in Aaron's work which focuses on race, faith, and obscure performance skills. His play in progress Start Fair In the Common Race will be presented in a workshop production in the What's Next Lab at Next Theater. Aaron is also working on The Book of Astaroth, a commission made possible by the Wallace Foundation. First Words, produced by MPAACT, was nominated for a non-Equity Jeff Award and received a Black Theater Alliance Award. Other productions include Panther Burn (MPAACT), and Swamp Baby (Phase 3 Productions). His play Iowa Akhbar was workshopped as part of Leapfest 5 at Stage Left Theater. Aaron is the Literary Manager at Steppenwolf Theater. He also works as a new play developer and dramaturg for such companies as WordBRIDGE and the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.  

Website: www.massivedraft.org
updated october 2012