Visiting artist Jonathan Cullen to hold auditions for Twelfth Night

Visiting artist Jonathan Cullen onstage with F. Murray Abraham
Jonathan Cullen onstage with F. Murray Abraham in "The Mentor," produced in London's West End at the Vaudeville Theatre.
English actor, teacher, and director Jonathan Cullen will be in residency in Theater Studies in Fall 2023, directing the department's Mainstage production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

In preparation, Cullen will be holding auditions for Twelfth Night on campus on March 25 and 26. If you would like to sign up for an audition, please prepare a monologue from Shakespeare that is no longer than two minutes. In addition to the monologue, you may also be asked to sing something melodic. If you are unsure of what to prepare, Jonathan has selected three monologues you can use.

Auditions: Saturday, March 25 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 26 1:00-3:00 p.m. in 127 Bryan Center (Rehearsal Studio)
Callbacks: Sunday, March 26 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. in 127 Bryan Center (Rehearsal Studio)

Jonathan Cullen's theatrical career has included major roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, the Royal Court, the Old Vic, Shakespeare's Globe, Chichester Festival Theatre and numerous shows in the West End, including with F. Murray Abraham in The Mentor (see photo). Most recently he enjoyed playing the irascible Frenchman Dr. Caius in The Merry Wives of Windsor for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon and in London. He has also worked extensively in film, television and radio.

Since 1998, Cullen has been a visiting teacher at some of London’s major drama schools and university theater programs. He has also worked with graduating students of the American Conservatory Theater school in San Francisco; and for several years has been a visiting Guest Professor in the Department of Theater Studies at Duke University.

His directing credits include work at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, the Guildhall School of Drama, Rose Bruford College, the British American Drama Academy, the Globe Theatre Education Department, and at Chichester Festival Theatre.