Elaine Carlson

Ensemble Member

Elaine’s recent Chicago stage credits include Promethean’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Mad Beat Hip & Gone, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Tiger at the Gates and A Study in Scarlet; 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. Her performance as Eleanor of Aquitaine in Promethean’s 2016 production of The Lion in Winter earned her another Jeff Nomination. You may have 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.