Elaine Carlson

Ensemble Member

In addition to her work with Promethean, Elaine’s recent Chicago stage credits include Eclipse Theatre Company’s Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them, A Perfect Ganesh, and The Rimers of Eldritch; and City Lit’s  J.B., At Home at the Zoo, and The Haunting of Hill House. She has worked with many Chicago companies including: Absolute, American Blues, Apple Tree, Bailiwick, Court, Stage Left, and Victory Gardens. She spent years in wimple and veil at the Royal George Theater, performing in the long-running, one-woman improvisational comedies Put the Nuns in Charge and Saints & Sinners. Elaine has been honored with three Joseph Jefferson awards: as both an actress in a leading role and also as an ensemble member in Famous Door’s Salt of the Earth, and again as an ensemble member in Pegasus Players’ Noises Off. Additionally she’s been Jeff nominated for her 2016 performance as Eleanor in Promethean’s production of The Lion in Winter, her 2019 performance as Luella in the Eclipse production of Why Torture is Wrong…, and her 2020 performance as Mrs. Kitty Warren in Promethean’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession. There’s a fair chance you’ve heard her voice on corporate telephone services, reading movie reviews on AM radio, or articulating the glories of waste management and nail fungus. She is represented by Lily’s Talent. Learn more at www.elaine-carlson.com.