OU alum wins award for costume design at national theatre festival

“Matt is wildly talented and detailed,” said Christa Koerner, OU costume shop supervisor, theatre faculty and a mentor of Carlsen’s. “His work at OU has been astounding and clearly rises to the top, even on a national level.”

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"Finally, I must talk about the incredible costumes and wigs. Senior Matthew Carlsen deserves a standing ovation for his outstanding work on both. Seriously. I cannot fathom how much work must have gone into each character’s look. Every detail is flawless."

-Sarah Hovis, Rochester Media

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