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Winter 2019/2020

 

OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 

Assistant directing Bring Down the House: Parts I & II, directed by Rosa Joshi.  Previews begin March 3rd. 

WARRIORS

Assistant directing Warriors Don't Crydirected by Tamilla Woodard for

TheaterWorksUSA. Touring begins January 6th at the Bushnell Center. 

PAST NEWS  AND EVENTS

For All the Women Who Thought They Were Mad 

Assisting sound designer Lee Kinney on For All the Women...by Zawe Ashton, directed by Whitney White- premiering at Soho Rep in October

MEGAN and the BEAR go CAMPING 

Headed to Boise, Idaho from September 1 - 8th to direct a staged reading of Zoe Jovanovich's new play Megan and the Bear Go Camping

SDCF OBSERVERSHIP

Recently selected to be a part of the 2019 - 2020 SDCF Observership Class

WINGSPACE 

Recently selected as the 2019 - 2020 Directing Mentee with Wingspace Theatrical Design

ICE FACTORY 

Judy Doomed Us All is going to Ice Factory at the New Ohio Theatre! July 24th - 27th. Produced by Rat Queen Theatre Company and directed by Me

THE GREAT NOVEL 

Sound design for Amina Henry's new play, directed by Sarah Norris and presented by New Light Theater Project at the Flea. Opening June 12th

MISS ATOMIC POWER

Directing a reading of Molly Bicks' Miss Atomic Power as a part of the INKubater writers group at Art House. May 12th! 

PIGEONHOLED

Sound designer for #yourmemorial by Emily Daly, dir. Emily Lyon at the DOT at HERE. Opens May 9th

 

SPICY WITCH

Back for a third season with Spicy Witch, sound designing Measure for Measure, dir. Phoebe Brooks and The Virtuous Fall of the Girls From Our Lady of Sorrows by Gina Femia, dir. Blayze Teicher. Opening at the Flea in May!

 

MARY STUART

Sound designing Mary Stuart, presented by Hedgepig Ensemble, directed by Emily Lyons. Premieres April 12th at the Flea. 

 

AN ILLIAD

Assistant sound designer on An Iliad by Denis O'hare and Lisa Peterson, dir. Whitney White, sound designed by Lee Kinney at Long Wharf Theatre

"DADDY" 

Assistant sound designer on "DADDY" by Jeremy O. Harris, directed by Danya Taymor, sound designed by Lee Kinney, produced by The New Group/The Vineyard at Signature

600 HIGHWAYMEN

Sound designing Fiction., a devised piece created by Abby Browde and Michael Silverstone with students at NYU, opening February 21st. 

 

MILLER, MISSISSIPPI

Assistant sound designer on Miller, Missippi by Boo Killebrew, dir. Lee Sunday Evans, sound designed by Daniel Kluger at Long Wharf Theatre

HEDGEPIG ENSEMBLE 

Emily Lyon has created a new adaption of ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, which Carsen will be sound designing in December. 

NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF MUSICAL THEATRE

Carsen has been accepted into the inaugural Directing Observership Class with NAMT and is currently working on MONSTERSONGS by Rob Rokicki, directed by Jenn Thompson.

JUILLIARD 301 REP 

Carsen will be assisting sound designer Daniel Kluger on A Bright Room Called Day Revisited and Forbidden City.

October 16-21st @ The Juilliard Harold and Mimi Steinberg Drama Studio

ACCESS RESIDENCY 

Rat Queen Theatre Company has been accepted into Access Theater's 2018-2019 Residency. 

 

NEW LIGHT THEATRE PROJECT

Carsen will be sound designing Hitler's Tasters, directed by Sarah Norris 

October 5th - 27th @ IRT 

 

DIRTY BLONDES

Sound designing him, her, prince, michael, and marvin aka love is love, directed by Marissa Shadburn 

September 28th - 30th  @ Under St. Marks 

 

SOMETHING FOR THE FISH

Carsen is sound designing Something for the Fish by Emily Krause, directed by Jenna Rossman

August 9th - 12th @ The Center for Performance Research 

 

STAFF PARTY: TIME TO MAKEOUT - RQTC 

Rat Queen Middle School is out for the summer, but while the kids are away the teachers are ready to get freaky at our STAFF PARTY. Beloved teacher Mr. Mason (David North) is back, and eager to host the hottest event of the summer. No more grading papers, no more 5:00 AM wake up calls, and no chaperoning. It's time to let loose and talk to that hot af Biology teacher you've been eyeing in the teacher's lounge all year

August 10th @ Mayday Space Doors at 9:30pm 

 

CORKSCREW THEATRE FESTIVAL 

Sound Designing the staged reading of The Heart and Soul Yoga Studio Beirut by Olivia Clement, directed by Emilyn Kowaleski

July 10th 2018

 

JUDY DOOMED US ALL - RAT QUEEN THEATRE CO

It's HERE! RQTC presents JUDY DOOMED US ALL: PHASE ONE. Judy Doomed Us All is a gritty, political, Americana musical wrapped in a tumbleweed and served on a tablecloth from Party City. Set on the 4th of July in a reimagined 1980s, a fictionalized Nancy Reagan continues her Grand National Tour across the Heartland. March 30th, 7:30 Starr Bar, Bushwick, BK. Come find out what we've been cooking up for the last two years! 

 

THE NEW GROUP

Carsen will be assisting Daniel Kluger on Peace for Mary Frances by Lily Thornedir. Lila Neugebauer, presented by the New Group.

2018 

 

SPICY WITCH PRODUCTIONS

Carsen is back for a second season with Spicy Witch Productions, as the sound designer for two new plays, Merrily, Merrily by Iris Dauterman and Life is But a Dream by Calderón de la Barca, translated by Shawn Morgenlander.

Opens APRIL 6TH @ The Clemente

2018

 

UNBOXING - DIXON PLACE

Carsen is directing a workshop of Patrick Vermillion's new play UNBOXING at Dixon Place. About a group of self-centered but popular YouTube Celebrities finding themselves challenged by the rise of a radical right-wing movement in their digital space. Now they must decide how to act once entrenched in the politics of the real world they’ve always been intent on avoiding. Tickets available here!

NOT ANOTHER RAT QUEEN PARTY: JUDY KICKOFF

We are throwing a party! Head to Bushwick for NOT ANOTHER RAT QUEEN PARTY: JUDY KICKOFF on February 16th. Doors open at 9:00pm with a talent show at 10:00pm. It will be cheaper than whatever else you were planning on doing. More info HERE !

 

FRESH GROUND PEPPER - NEW PRODUCER'S LAB

Carsen is directing Mary Clohan's one act E.T. - The Sequel

 

JFK WAS KILLED BY THE RUSSIANS: A THANKSGIVING PAGEANT

Rat Queen Theatre Co. presents an evening of one-act plays based on American conspiracy theories and First Ladies. 

November 19th @ Mayday Space

 

BRUNCH THEATRE COMPANY 

Directing Jimmy and the Doctor by Syndey Sainte. 

November 18 - 27 @ Nuyorican Poets Cafe

 

LUDLOW HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS "HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS: PIPPIN"

Carsen is directing a new musical by Mallory Muratore. As the anniversary of tragic theatrical accident roles around, the students of Ludlow High pay tribute to their sister school's loss with a reenactment of the events that lead up to a terrible fire. 

October 7th - 14th @ Reckless Theatre

 

FANCY PARTY - RQTC 

Rat Queen is throwing a party! Featuring a talent show, cheap drinks, and good tunes. It's going to be a good time, we went to Costco. 

October 20th @ Mayday Space

 

SWAGGY: AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY - TRANS THEATRE FESTIVAL  

Carsen is the sound designer for Bre Northrup's new solo show exploring the relatable tragedy and triumph of Justin Bieber, dir. Molly Bicks 

July 22nd @ The Brick  

 

CLUBBED THUMB - SUMMERWORKS

Carsen will be the assistant sound designer for WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME and THE WORLD MY MAMA RAISED, designed by Sinan Zafar and Palmer Hefferan, respectively. 

 

EXQUISITE CORPSE CO. 

Carsen is the sound designer for Ribbon About a Bomb, dir. Tess Howsam