Steve Carter

Steve Carter (November 7, 1929 – September 15, 2020) was the first Playwright in Residence at Victory Gardens, beginning in 1981, and a member of the inaugural Playwrights Ensemble. Eight productions of his works were mounted at VG during his tenure, five of them world premieres, including the acclaimed Pecong, a retelling of the Medea myth set on a fictional Caribbean island that won the Jeff Award for Best New Work in 1990. He inspired generations of Black playwrights, actors, and theater artists through three decades of work at the American Community Theater and Negro Ensemble Company in New York City.

Photo credit: Debbie McGee, courtesy of NYT

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