Holden G. Hansen

Holden Hansen

Holden G. Hansen


Givens Performing Arts Center, 209



Holden Hansen is a professor of theatre at UNCP, where he has been teaching and directing since 1997. Film credits include 42 (Directed by Academy Award Winner for Best Screenplay Brian Helgeland), and Arthur Newman (with Academy Award Winner for Best Actor Colin Firth and Emily Blunt). TV credits include Bessie (with Queen Latifah), Death in Small Doses, and the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. Recent stage credits include (For Burning Coal Theatre) Written on the Heart (Thomson), The Heretic (Professor Kevin Maloney), The Seafarer (Sharky) (with Obie Award winner Randolph Curtis Rand), Inherit the Wind (E.K. Hornbeck), Hamlet (Claudius), A Midsummer Nights Dream (Oberon/Theseus). For Raleigh’s Hot Summer Nights: Gods of Autumn (with Tony Award Winner for Best Actor in a Musical Jarrod Emick and Jessica Phillips), Wait Until Dark (Mike Talman). For Cape Fear Regional Theatre: Driving Miss Daisy (Boolie) (with Bo Thorpe and Lawrence Hamilton). For (Givens Performing Arts Center’s Professional Artist Series) Romeo and Juliet (Montague), The Three Musketeers (Treville). (For Uprising Theatre Company’s Shakespeare in the Pines) A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Egeus). Holden is a company member of the Burning Coal Theatre Company in Raleigh, NC and is the recipient of the UNC Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award (2017-2018) and the UNCP Adolph L. Dial Endowed Award for Scholarship/Creative Work (2012).