C.C. Carter earned her MA in Creative Writing from Queens College, NY and is the Women's Component Director of A Real Read's Performance Ensemble. Since the ensemble's formation she has performed in all of their productions, both locally and nationally. C.C. also designed costuming for A Real Read presents A Real Read, Love Can Sometimes Be..., Home For The Holidays, and the Milwaukee debut of Comin' Straight At'Cha. She has opened for Sharon Bridgforth's Root Wy'mn at the Randolph Street Art Gallery, played MC in Larry Duckett's We Heard The Night Outside at the Bailiwick Repertory, at The Lammies Literary Book Review Awards, and was the opening act for BGM recording artist Nedrea Johnson
C.C's poetry and prose has been published into two chapbooks and included in various anthologies. Since winning the Lambda Book Review's first Poetry Slam in Washington DC, she has twice been selected as the featured artist in New York City Poetry Reader's Series for In Our Own Write and Realness and Rhythms. CC. is the recipient of the Guild Complex's Fifth Annual Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Poetry award. She was featured in Venus Magazine as one of Chicago's Leading Ladies.
CC played Babe in the documentary by Yvonne Welbon, Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis at 100 Years.
She can be seen in the premiere debut short film, Kevin's Room.
CC recently scripted and adapted for stage Say Jesus and Come to Me from the novel by Ann Allen-Shockley.
Her performance schedule includes: