Jonathan Vandenberg

Visiting Professor, The John Wells Directing Program

Jonathan Vandenberg is a director, writer, and designer of theatre and installation works. His evolving theatrical language incorporates many different fields, including physicality, visual arts, and ritual. He is Visiting Faculty in The John Wells Directing Program.

In New York, he has conceived and directed Oresteia (Classic Stage Company), The Kingdom (Mabou Mines/Suite), The Crossing of the Visible (Center for Performance Research), and Festenmacher co-created with director Robert Woodruff (NYU Graduate Acting). International and regional works include The Suppliants: On a Tragic Figure (Theatre Jeock, Seoul), Iago: Images Unseen (The Cutting Ball Theater), the Magic Theatre Young California Writers Project, and dramas by Calderón, Pinter, and Churchill in the San Francisco fringe theatre scene. He has conceived two performance installations: Axis mundi (Middlebury College Museum of Art) and the site-specific Tantalus. Previous education positions include Vanderbilt University, Middlebury College, Franklin & Marshall College, and Classic Stage Company. He has trained with the Suzuki Company in Toga, Japan and received an MFA in Directing from Columbia University.