Dramas

Chandler Carter’s staged works have been variously described as a “compelling musical recounting” (Newsday); as conveying “an inborn feeling for the Southern setting, confidently employing elements of jazz, blues and gospel hymns” (Raleigh News and Observer); and “a strangely and powerfully moving drama” (Classical Voice).

 

This Little Light of Mine

Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer

(in progress)

the story of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer

 

four scenes; ca. 75'


Bobby

Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy

(in progress)

based on the life of Robert Francis Kennedy

 

three acts; ca. 2' 15"


Mercury Falling

Mercury in repose

Mercury in repose

(2009)

monodrama based on the death of French sculptor Jean-Louis Brian

 

ca. 45'


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(2005)

based on the novel by Lillian Smith

 

two acts; 2 hr. 20’


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(2004)

based on the conversation piece by Gerhard Rühm
 

18'


Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

(1995; rev 2001)

based on the life of Nelson Mandela


two parts; 1 hr. 50’