Elijah Hensley

Elijah smiling standing in front of a brick wall
Hometown: Gastonia, NC
BA in Theater and BA in History

How did you become interested in theater? 

Honestly watching the TV show Friends as a kid and seeing Joey as an actor made me want to do it initially.

What kind of career do you hope to have?

I either want to be an actor or voice actor.  I don't know if I have anything specific in mind for the future, but if I could make it as a voice actor I'd like to play someone fun someone like Spider-man to be honest.

What is your favorite thing about the Department of Theater?

 In my department, I love how genuinely interesting the professors tend to make classes. I also found my friends when I first got here, which made me feel so lucky. 

Do you participate in any community activities or work in the Charlotte arts community? 

I try to audition for whatever theater shows I can in the community. I have also been able to perform in some productions here at UNC Charlotte. I was Casca in "Corona Caesar", and I am the radio announcer in "These Shining Lives", I've also been cast as Jason in "Sweat" which will happen in the spring semester.

When you are not in class, studying, or working, what do you like to do for fun?

I either chill with video games/shows/books or whatever really.  I also hang out with my friends and whatever adventure we decide that day.