PROFESSIONAL

THEATRE 

DIRECTION

UPCOMING 2019-2020 Season:

Barton Field (7 Stages Back Space)

 Favorite Atlanta Productions:

Moxie 

by Lane Carlock and Brian Kurlander 

World Premiere at Theatrical Outfit

Staged Readings and Development at the Alliance Theatre Reiser Lab

Clip: Trailer

*Suzi Bass Award Nomination for Outstanding World Premiere 

The Nightingale Rose, or the Bitch of Balaclava by Patricia Henritze 

Staged Reading and Development at Working Title Playwrights

Workshop production for GTA's Discovery Series 

*Play chosen as a Semi-Finalist for the Eugene O'Neill Playwrighting Conference

The Guys 

by Anne Nelson 

Theatrical Outfit

Featuring Jasmine Guy

"...to see it 12 years later in director Elisa Carlson’s strikingly designed staging for Theatrical Outfit, the play is no less potent or profound — and perhaps even more so."  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

MOXIE

 

THE NIGHTINGALE ROSE

 

THE GUYS

 

G T A  

RESIDENT DIRECTOR

2011-Present

Gainesville Theatre Alliance Favorites:

Men on Boats  by Jaclyn Backhaus, choreography by Eliana Marianes and original score by Kyle Cantrell.

Fuente Ovejuna with Flamenco guitar by Kyle Cantrell and scenes in the original Spanish. 

Much Ado About Nothing with Brian Kurlander as Don Pedro.

Antigone featured set design by Kat Conley (Alliance Theatre) and choreography

by Carl Flink (Black Label Movement/Guthrie Theater).

Twelfth Night featured original practices performance style on a Globe Theater replica set with David De Vries as Malvolio.

A Midsummer Night's Dream with aerial silk performances and Mark Kincaid as Bottom.

 

MEN ON BOATS

 

ANTIGONE

 

TWELFTH NIGHT

 

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

 

⚘ REGIONAL

⚘ Regional Favorites:

Shakespeare In Love (Alliance Theatre/Assistant Director)

Much Ado About Nothing (SOTC/Provincetown Playhouse)

Orestes, Antigone, Overruled  (Guthrie Theater BFA)

Loves Labors Lost (Theater Emory) 

For a complete resume and to inquire about availability, please email elisa.carlson@icloud.com.

Photos by Bree Ann Clowdus, Greg Mooney, Dave Simpson, David Carlson.