Elisa has coached vocal production, dialects and accents, and both classical and contemporary text interpretation for more than 100 major productions.  Theatre companies, please contact elisa.carlson@icloud.com for availability.  


Becoming Nancy (world premiere) directed by Jerry Mitchell, at the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta.

2018-2019 Season

Crimes of the Heart directed by Theresa Rebeck, at the Alley Theatre, Houston.

Woman in Mind directed by Jackson Gay, at the Resident Ensemble Players/Delaware.

A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by David Caitlin, at the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta.


The Mint Theater/The Time of Your Life

Rebecca Holderness, director.

New Dramatists/Southern Belle

Workshop production featuring Frances McDormand and Martha Plimpton, directed by Rebecca Holderness.


The Guthrie Theater/Minneapolis


30+ productions include:

Disgraced   Marcela Lorca, dir.

The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures

Premiere by Tony Kushner with Linda Emond, Kathleen Chalfant and Stephen Spinella, Michael Greif, dir.

Tiny Kushner  Tony Taccone, dir.

M. Butterfly  Peter Rothstein, dir.

A Streetcar Named Desire  Featuring Ricardo Antonio Chivera as Stanley, John Miller, dir.

A Body of Water  Featuring Michael Learned and Edward Hermann, Ethan McSweeney, dir.

Shadowlands  Joe Dowling, dir.

The Secret Life of Constance Wilde  Marcela Lorca, dir.

Lost in Yonkers  Gary Gisselman, dir.

The Glass Menagerie  Joe Dowling, dir.

Major Barbara   Lisa Peterson, dir.

She Loves Me  John Miller-Stephany, dir.

Pirates of Penzance  Joe Dowling, dir. 

Romeo and Juliet   Ethan McSweeney, dir.

Intimate Apparel   Tim Bond, dir.

Oedipus   Lisa Peterson, dir.

The Night of the Iguana   John Miller-Stephany, dir.

Crowns  Tim Bond, dir.

Mrs. Warren's Profession   Lisa Peterson, dir.

Wintertime  John Miller Stephany, dir.

The Chairs   Daniel Aukin, dir.

Six Degrees of Separation   Ethan McSweeney, dir.


"Elisa has the unique capacity to make her dialect work utterly intertwined with character development work;

her skill set as a director thoroughly infuses her vocal coaching work and actors -

and productions - are always greatly enhanced by her work."

Susan Booth, Artistic Director

The Alliance Theatre


The Alliance Theatre/Atlanta


40+ productions include:

Becoming Nancy, Jerry Mitchell, dir.

A Christmas Carol, Rosemary Newcott, dir.

Nick's Flamingo GrillTinashe Kajese, dir.

A Midsummer Night's Dream  David Caitlin, dir.

Sheltered  Kimberly Senior, dir.

The Temple Bombing   Jimmy Maize, writer/dir.

Too Heavy for Your Pocket  Margaret Bordelon, dir.

Edward Foote  Chris Coleman, dir.

Steel Magnolias  Judith Ivey, dir.

I Just Stopped by to See the Man  Ron OJ Parson, dir.

Harmony  Barry Manilow/Bruce Sussman musical premiere, Tony Speciale, dir.

Good People  Susan V. Booth, dir.

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County   John Mellencamp/Stephen King premiere, Susan V. Booth, dir.

Medea  Featuring Phylicia Rashad, Kenny Leon, dir.

Heartbreak House  Chris Coleman, dir.

A Lovely Sunday for Creve Couer   Kent Gash, dir.

Jar the Floor  Andrea Frye, dir.

Sleepwalkers  Jorge Cortinas premiere, Ruben Polendo, dir.

A Moon for the Misbegotten   Kenny Leon, dir.

God's Man in Texas  Eddie Levi Lee, dir.

Chess  David H. Bell, dir.

Crumbs from the Table of Joy  Kenny Leon, dir.

The Sum of Us  David Bell, dir

Beast on the Moon  Susan V. Booth, dir.

Valley Song  Andrea Frye, dir.

Arcadia  Peggy Shannon, dir.

Other major regional credits include Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Alley Theatre, American Players Theatre, Delaware REP, Theatrical Outfit, The Minnesota Opera, The Children's Theatre and Georgia Shakespeare.

Elisa does not accept private clients at this time.