Charles Holmond has been a director, teacher and actor for 30 years. He has served as producing director for the New Theatre/Free Theatre since its inception in 1967. In the spring of 1995 he directed the world premiere performances of Frank Proto and John Chenault's Ghost in Machine with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jesus Lopez-Cobos and featuring Cleo Laine and Paul Winfield.
As an actor Holmond's voice can be heard on Proto's Afro-American Fragments. He performed the premiere performance and recorded the work for Red Mark. He has since performed the work many times with Ensemble Sans Frontière.
In 2003 Holmond directed the world premiere performance of Proto's The Profanation of Hubert J. Fort.
Currently he is a professor of Theatre Arts at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana.