(Director) “Theatrically and personally I am curious about the border between the surreal and pedestrian worlds.” Carlsen recently returned from Poland on a Fulbright Scholarship, where she premiered, + – INFINITY, a dance/opera collaboration with composer Maciej Markowski. Current projects include: assistant to Karin Coonrod on a Rome premiere of Everything That Rises Must Converge; presenting in Short Form, a curated showcase at the Ontological-Hysteric Theatre with collaborators Miranda k Hardy and Adam Saucy; directing a reading of Diana Polansky’s new play House on Kenfield Road. Carlsen has directed, written and performed in numerous productions in Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon. She is a proud member of the Women’s Project Director’s Lab as well as the collaboration/design focused company TENT. Carlsen received her MFA from CalArts.