Denise Carlson

Denise has worked in a number of different industries, including printing quotes for SAF (Systems & Forms – a division of the US Savings & Loan Assn), working in purchasing for Morgan Linen Services, and 20 years working in Chicago’s Off Loop theatre community doing everything from running lights to working in the administrative office.

Favorite leisure activity: Reading & cooking

Favorite Book: Crime & Punishment

Favorite Author: Shakespeare

Favorite Play: Tie between Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing

If you could go anywhere in the world, past/present/future, where to and why? I’d go back to the recording session that produced Marvin Gaye’s version of “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” so I could be one of the back-up singers on that track. If you have to ask why then just listen to the record again. Seriously!

A favorite trip that actually happened and why its tops. A whirlwind 2 1/2 day trip to Iceland. Got to see and touch a real honest-to-goodness glacier, was smart enough NOT to touch the real honest-to-goodness geysir, saw unedited footage of a new volcanic eruption from award-winning documentary filmmaker Osvaldur Knudsen, stood on the lip of an extinct volcano, walked along a beach of black volcanic sand, visited the store of the Icelandic Hand-Knitting Society and stood on the plains in Thingvellir National Park where, from around 930 AD to 1798 AD, the residents met on the “Parliament Plains” to decide important matters. Pretty good for 2 1/2 days.