Carsen is a director, sound designer, and Brooklyn-based Chicagoan. She primarily uses non-hierarchical methods of collaboration to create equitable, ensemble-driven, devised work that questions American history and morality. A staunch supporter of trash, glitter, and dance-pop, Carsen embraces stylized theatricality as a means of entertainment, conversation, and dissidence.
Carsen is the co-artistic director of Rat Queen Theatre Company, a resident artist with New Light Theater Project, a 2020-2022 Roundabout Emerging Directors Group member, a 2020 FAIR Assistant Director at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and a member of the 2019-2021 SDCF Observership Class. Carsen was the 19/20 Wingspace Theatrical Design Directing Mentee, a National Alliance of Musical Theatre 2018 Directing Observer, and a 2018-2019 resident artist at Access Theatre with Rat Queen. She was a literary intern for the LARK Play Development Center, as well as an education intern at New York Theatre Workshop.
Carsen likes rock candy, extreme sport/ mountaineering documentaries, graphic novels, and Heart.