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Aaron Carter

Aaron Carter is the literary manager at Steppenwolf Theatre Company where he is completing his second season. As a playwright, Aaron's work focuses on race, faith, and obscure performance skills. Chicago credits include Panther Burns and First Words, both produced by MPAACT. His play, Start Fair, was originally developed at Next Theatre and has had subsequent reading with Route 66 and the Lorraine Hansberry Theater in San Francisco. His play The Gospel of Franklin will be part of First Look 2013.Photo credit: Brian McConkey

Massive Draft is Dead… Long Live Massive Draft
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Massive Draft is Dead… Long Live Massive Draft

20 October 2013

In this installment, Aaron Carter offers a brief overview of The Lab at Steppenwolf.

Portrait of Aaron Carter.
Practice. Practical. Practicum.
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Practice. Practical. Practicum.

2 July 2013

Getting an MFA is a big decisions-it costs not only money but also time.  For theatre artists, an MFA is not a career move so debt, school's program, and personal wants should be considered. 

Generative Artist Talent Scouts
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Generative Artist Talent Scouts

29 February 2012

Aaron Carter talks about the literary manager of the future: the Generative Artist Talent Scouts. This manifesto was presented as part of the American Voices New Play Institute's 21st Century Literary Office Convening. 

Zombies Limping in Circles, or An Argument for a Taxonomy of NPD Technique
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Zombies Limping in Circles, or An Argument for a Taxonomy of NPD Technique

1 May 2011

Aaron Carter and Erik Ramsey suggest a taxonomy for new play development techniques to serve as a reference for playwrights and developers to avoid the "zombification" of new plays.