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HOLDEN GUNSTER grew up in Maryland, just outside of DC.
He began his journey in theatre when he first assisted in building scenery for an original production at his high school entitled "Y Bother?" During which the personified letters of the alphabet teach a young girl about the importance of literacy. A tale as old as time.
Somehow during that production, he caught the theater bug, and he hasn't been able to shake it since. He attended Binghamton University (SUNY) and received his BA in Theatre Design/Technology with a concentration in Scenic Design and Technical Direction, which has been incredibly beneficial when he must engineer or build some portions of his own design.
Before the COVID-19 Pandemic, Holden was working in New York City as a Freelance Scenic Designer, working on various projects from intimate plays in 40-person rooms to large musicals in 500-seat music halls. The pandemic pushed him to move back to the Washington, D.C. area where he is now once again freelancing as a Scenic Designer.

Holden has a passion for new works, specifically those that address and confront the uncomfortable and systemic issues of our society. Although he's not afraid of designing for some dancing letters as well.

Outside of theatre, Holden enjoys woodworking, his beautiful partner, and watching professional wrestling, which he refers to as "televised absurdist theatre with intense fight choreography." Pretty catchy.

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