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,

Involved in productions
Title Premiere Role
Strong wind (The Norwegian Theatre) September 4, 2021 Lighting design, Direction
Hamlet (The National Theatre) May 21, 2021 Direction
Den kaukasiske krittringen (The National Theatre) October 16, 2020 Adapted by, Direction
Persona (The Norwegian Theatre) September 10, 2020 Adapted by, Direction
The Cherry Orchard (The Norwegian Theatre) January 25, 2020 Direction
Long Day's Journey into Night (Trøndelag Theatre) March 23, 2019 Direction
The Broken Jug (The Norwegian Theatre) January 24, 2019 Direction
The Master Builder (Trøndelag Theatre) September 15, 2018 Direction
Antigone (The Norwegian Theatre) February 24, 2018 Direction
The Glass Menagerie (Trøndelag Theatre) September 29, 2017 Direction
Bilde av frukt som rotnar (The Norwegian Theatre) June 10, 2017 Choreography
Let You Be (The National Theatre) September 9, 2016 Direction
Apokalypseutmattelsen (The National Theatre) January 24, 2016 Direction, Concept/Idea
Leonce og Lena (Trøndelag Theatre) April 24, 2015 Direction
Ærlighetkj (Norwegian Drama FestivalOslo National Academy of the Arts) August 23, 2013 Direction
Kakerlakken med den stygge frakken (Grande Produksjon AS) 2013 Direction
Jeg svarte på en drøm* (I responded to a dream) (Norwegian Centre for New Playwriting (NCNP)) February 8, 2012 Dramaturge, Direction, Adapted by
The Seagull (The National Theatre) Navember 21, 2009 Director’s assistant
Brand (The National TheatreBergen International Festival) May 22, 2008 Director’s assistant