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July 24, 2014


This is a letter of recommendation for James Carter. I have known and worked with James since he was 15 years old. He began as working for our organization, Theatre Management Associates/Mr Ashton Springer, as a production assistant, for our productions and the Helen Hayes Theatre (known then as the Little Theatre). Worked himself up to Production Stage Manager before we closed our office. I have had the pleasure of watching him develop as a teenager into a responsible mature adult.

Here are the attributes of James “Prez” Carter.

· Plan preparation and implemtation

· Willingness to invest the time to complete the task

· Team player

· Goes beyond his duties to ensure the project is completed

· Flexible to the situation

· Always on time

My brief highlight of James’ skills and qualifications show that he is the candidate of choice and James has expressed a strong desire to join your organization. He is a qualified, dedicated, skilled, and a asset to anyone who hires him.

Shirley Company, Inc.

Shirley Company, Inc.

4300 Walther Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21214

Phone: 410.444.4017

Fax: 443.708.2968

If you need additonal information please contact me. I can be reached at 410.444.4017 or via email at .


Mary Card



Dear James

It was really nice working with you on this Sunday, June 22nd for the Arts Cure Recital.

It was one of the hardest tech since we had to make things happen in such a short period to time.

The show I directed was 24 scenes with more than 20 performers including kids.

In fact , as a theater director, I was worried that it would not be ready by the show time.

However it turned out so beautifully.

You and your staff were so punctuate to start the tech and was ready to support our needs.

While I work with you, I defiantly felt your dedication to the theater works.

You were very supportive not only as a techician but also as a team member of our show.

You cared about the show and you made yourself involved to make this happen more than I expected.

Without you and your staff help, the evening wouldn't be as smooth as it was.

I enjoyed working with you.

Thank you very much

All the best,

Sonoko Kawahara

Theater Director.


Dear John,

I hope this e-mail finds you and all of your team well. I was planning to send this e-mail much earlier, but have been overwhelmed with a lot of assignments including final report to the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs which supported our performing project.

Now, I would like to mention about your crew at the Theatre led by James Carter. I must say I am very happy with their job done in our performance on Sunday, June 22nd. Since we had only one-day performance, we asked them to be there from 8 AM which I don't blame anyone would complain about. But, when I arrived there at 8 AM, they were already there working with our director, Sonoko Kawahara. They were very open-mind to our crew I brought in and cooperated to work together. I believe this made the whole procedure smooth and easier. Plus, as you may remember, the dance pole rental vendor that I had to hire caused a significant trouble to us including James. But he never blamed about it and focused on his job. It was very impressive to me. After all, we could finish our show successfully.I apologized him about the trouble after the performance, but he said, "Well, the most important thing is you had your show successful."

I am so grateful to your crew and hope I can work with them again. John, thank you very much for everything you and James did for us!

Best regards,

Eri Misaki



Dance Project SEQUENCE, Inc.

Arts Cure Center

37-18 Northern Blvd., Suite 315

Long Island City, NY 11101

TEL: 718-729-3568



Audelco Nomination

James Prez Carter had won the Audelco Award of 2010 for best Light Designer for PECONG by Steve Carter.

AUDELCO NOMINATIONS for the Take Wing And Soar production of Steve Carter’s PECONG are:

Best Lighting Design James Prez Carter

Best Costume Design David Withrow

Best Supporting Actor David Heron

Best Lead Actress Phyllis Yvonne Stickney

Best Revival PECONG [Take Wing And Soar Productions]

--------------- Forwarded message ----------

Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 23:07:11 -0400


Hello to the Company of PECONG,

The 2010 Vivian Robinson/Audelco Recognition Awards, which recognize Excellence in Black Theatre, have been announced. Now in their 38th year, the awards will be presented at a ceremony at the Harlem Stages/Aaron Davis Hall on Monday, November 15 at 7:30pm.

The Take Wing And Soar production of Steve Carter’s PECONG is included in the nomination pool with four nods. Our recognitions include: Best Revival PECONG, supporting actor David Heron, best lighting designer James Prez Carter, best costume designer David Withrow.

This was done Year 2009 at The National Black Theatre, NY. Harlem



    Patrice A. Davidson            Byron C.Saunders       Victor Arnez                                         Haywood Nelson

 Set/Production Designer                Director                     Actor/Director              Actor/Producer/Director/What's Happening TV Series

     Marjorie Moon                     Geoffrey Atkins                                     Ed Ford                                         Stephanie Hughley

 Director/Producer/BHT            General Manager                 Electrician/ABC Good Morning America         Bway Company Manager

 Aisha Densmore-Bey               Ray Naccari            Brian K. Morgan                               Thelma Pollard

      Writer/Director                         Composer                Music Producer              Wig/MakeUp Bway's Phantom of The Opera 


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