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Evangeline Cullingworth



I am a theatre & opera director, facilitator and dramaturg. I am passionate about innovative opera making and formally experimental theatre texts. I always strive to facilitate an open hearted and adventurous ensemble, and value collaboration and the joy of storytelling above all.


As director: Marc'Antonio e Cleopatra, Buxton International Festival 2022. Am I Busy Yet? With Malena Pennycook developed for Zoom performance OFF 2021. Short play development with the Mono Box at Hampstead Theatre 2019,
Director in Residence at Bedales School 2019, Nina Segal’s In The Night Time (Before the
Sun Rises) Orange Tree Theatre Directors’ Festival 2018.
Assistant directing: Assistant Director to Mathilda du Tillieul McNicol for La Boheme with Nevill Holt Opera 2022. Assistant Director to Emma Jenkins for National Opera Studio Residencies with SO and WNO 2022. Assistant Director to Daisy Evans for Bluebeard’s Castle with Theatre of Sound 2021. Assistant Director to Graham Vick for RhineGold at Birmingham Opera Company 2021. Assistant Director to Adele Thomas for Apollo e Dafne (4/4) at the Royal Opera House 2020. Associate Director of Philip Ridley’s The Beast of Blue Yonder
(cancelled run at Southwark Playhouse, April 2020)


2020 Directing Opera, ROH Elaine Kidd/Katie Mitchell
2018 MA Theatre Directing Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond,
2016 BFA (hons)
New York University




2-5 years

Art forms / Disciplines

  • Live art
  • Multi-disciplinary / cross art form
  • New technologies / digital
  • Opera
  • Theatre / Live perfomance

What I do

  • Devising
  • Directing
  • Dramaturgy
  • Facilitating
  • Music - Can learn by ear
  • Music - Can Read
  • Music - Plays Instruments
  • Music - Singing
  • Performance Art
  • Teaching / Coaching
  • Verbatim theatre
  • Working with disabled non-professional adults / children
  • Working with young people
  • Working within a Community / with community participants
  • Workshopping & Development
  • Writing

Additional Languages

German, French (conversational) Italian (working knowledge)