Originally from Northern Maine, Jeff Carter studied theatre at the University of Maine and the former American Center for the Performing and Creative Arts in Boston.
Plays produced include Veterans at the Boston Center for the Arts, Harvest at the Illustrated Stage in San Francisco, California Campsite at the Open Door Theatre of Boston and Lorraine at the Alternative Theatre Ensemble in San Rafael, CA. His play Homeland Prayer won the John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award for 2007 and was produced at the Pear Avenue Theatre Company in Mountain View, CA and by Urban Samurai Productions in Minneapolis. Another of his plays, La Honda, won the Hyperion Project Original Play Competition at the Pacific Repertory Theatre in Carmel, CA and was subsequently produced there.
His plays Nightscape with Figures and Pastoral Paranoia have been a finalist and semi-finalist at the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. His one-act play Break of Day won the grand prize at the 2007 Moving Arts Theatre Festival in Los Angeles and first place in the Nantucket Short Play Festival. Another of his one-acts, A Gentler Place, won the Goshen Peace Play Prize and second place in the Kernodle Playwriting Competition. It has been produced at the Alternative Theatre Ensemble, Goshen College and Theatre Southwest in Houston. Other one-acts have been produced at The Marsh and Theatre Rhinoceros in San Francisco, the Marin Theatre Company, Actors Theatre in Santa Cruz, SUNY Brockport, Theatre Three on Long Island, Blue Box Productions in NYC, Two Chairs Theatre Company in Grand Junction, CO and Adelphi University, among others. He has been a finalist on six occasions for the Heideman Award at the Actors Theatre of Louisville.
Most recently, he again won second place in the Kernodle Playwriting Competition at the University of Arkansas with his one-act play Hummingbirds. His one-act Fallen Leaves was presented at the 2010 Estrogenius Festival in NYC. His one-act Last Words was also presented in New York at the Turtle Shell Productions One Act Festival of 2011, and a longer one-act, Human Resources, will be produced by EBE Ensemble in NYC in their Elephants On Parade Festival in 2012.