Jill Carter (Anishinaabe/Ashkenazi) is an avid theatre practitioner who has worked as a performer, director, dramaturg, and instructor for almost two decades. She is a graduate of the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama at the University of Toronto, where she completed her Ph.D. Her dissertation is focussed upon the Spiderwoman Process of Storyweaving, its development within Spiderwoman Theater and its evolution in the works of Monique Mojica and Murielle Borst. Currently, she teaches in the Aboriginal Studies Department and the Transitional Year Programme at the University of Toronto.
In 2011, she curated “Medicine Walk: Breath Tracks,” the premiere Nuit Blanche installation by the Aboriginal Studies Program at U. of T. In this year, also, she received the Alumni Dissertation Award for her doctoral work–an honour she shares with Dr. Graham Wolfe. In January 2013, she directed the remount of Monique Mojica?s Chocolate Woman Dreams the Milky Way at Native Earth Performing Arts; more recently, she has dramaturged the second developmental workshop of the “Omushkego Cree Water Stories” by Candace Brunette and Erika Iserhoff. And currently, she works on the development team for “Sideshow Freaks and Circus Injuns,” which will be written and performed by Monique Mojica and LeAnne Howe.
Her writing has been published in “Alt. Theatre: Cultural Diversity and the Stage,” “The Canadian Theatre Review,” “Canadian Woman Studies/Les Cahiers de la Femme” and several scholarly anthologies.