Johannes Holmen Dahl

Johannes Holmen Dahl (born 1985, Oslo) is a Norwegian director. He took his master degree in direction at Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2015, with Leonce and Lena at Trøndelag Theatre as his master assignment. Since then, he has directed two productions at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, The Child and The Hour of the Lynx, plus a production for children called The Cockroach with the Ugly Overcoat for the independent performing arts company Grande Produksjoner as.

Johannes Holmen Dahl won The Hedda Award 2018 in the best direction category for his work on The Glass Menagerie, Trøndelag Theatre. He was nominated for The Hedda Award 2017 in the same category for his work on Let You Be by Arne Lygre for The National Theatre.

The Glass Menagerie was also nominated for The Hedda Award 2018 in the production of the year category.


(Objekt ID 28729)
Object type Person
Born 1985
Functions Director
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Male

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason for the direction award for Johannes Holmen Dahl:

"This year's best direction winner has developed a distinct artistic oeuvre with productions characterised by high quality, well-considered solutions and precise instruction of actors. The winning work is an excellent example of how the limits of fourth wall theatre can be expanded when diligent attention is paid to every detail and when there is a will to let the text shine for itself. The production for which the award is given is made through teamwork where many good powers have contributed, and yet the spectator can't be in doubt that the director has made a personal stamp on it. This year's winner has already been able to develop a personal signature, despite still being a newcomer within the profession. He seems to have a predilection for the minimalist, a style he masters in formats big and small.

The award goes to Johannes Holmen Dahl for The Glass Menagerie."


The Hedda Award 2017,,

The Hedda Award 2018,, 18.06.2018,

The Hedda Award 2018,, 18.06.2018,