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Kristine Holtvedt

Kristine Holtvedt

Associate Professor, Acting // Theatre // Rueff School

Associate Professor / Theatre / Acting // Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance

Office and Contact

Room: PAO 2174


Phone: (765) 494-3083




Kristine Holtvedt is associate professor of theatre and is head of the acting program. Her favorite roles on the Purdue stage have been, to date, Judith Bliss in Hay Fever and Big Mama in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Previous Purdue directing credits include the premiere of His Occupation by Ross Maxwell, Big Love, The Gut Girls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Arcadia, Into the Woods, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. She has directed a number of original plays as a member of Circle Repertory Company’s LAB theatre in New York City and directed at the Princeton Repertory Theatre Company, the Atlantic Theatre Festival, the Levin Theatre Company and the George Street Playhouse. As an Actor’s Equity Association member, Kristine has appeared off-Broadway, at Princeton Repertory Company, St. Nicholas Theatre, Actors Repertory Company, the Toronto Fringe Festival, and as Mother Jones in the original play, Threadheads, at the Indiana Repertory Theatre and as Kate in Sylvia at The Phoenix Theatre. She directed a number of plays as an Associate Artist at the Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill in Albuquerque, NM, including Nunsense and Venus in Fur, which the Albuquerque Journal voted as the Best Production of 2013. Kristine studied acting with William Esper in New York City and received her Master of Fine Arts in directing from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.