Noah Ilya-Alexis Tuleja


  • Assistant Professor of Film Media Theater
  • Film Media Theater Chair
Noah Tuleja

Noah Ilya-Alexis Tuleja comes to Mount Holyoke College from Indiana University, where he taught Acting and Directing. Prior to Indiana, Noah served as the Head of Graduate Performance Programs at the University of Montana.

While pursuing his academic interests, Tuleja has maintained a career as a professional actor, director, and fight choreographer working with the Bread and Puppet Theatre, Theatre Royal Plymouth, CBS Television, Long Wharf Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Trinity Repertory Company, Actor’s Shakespeare Project, and the Montana Repertory Theatre.

Tuleja is also the co-founder and artistic director of Trembling Stage, is a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, and is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, and British Equity.

Areas of Expertise

Acting, directing, fight choreography, and physical theater


  • M.F.A., Indiana University
  • Postgraduate Diploma, London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
  • B.F.A., New York University

Happening at Mount Holyoke

Recent Campus News

Mount Holyoke’s Department of Film, Media, Theater is continually adapting to overcome the challenges of COVID-19.

Stage combat comes to the Rooke Theatre in the play “She Kills Monsters,” directed by Noah Tuleja.

Mount Holyoke’s newest faculty bring innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship to the College’s thriving intellectual community.

Recent Honors

Served as the stage director for the World Premiere of Mystery of the Missing Music: A Musicological Whodunit with the Pioneer Valley Symphony, which performed on April 8 and 10, 2021.


Directed and starred as Derryberry in the Trembling Stage production of “The Day the Bird Flu Came - A Radio Play” by Jonathan Yukich. The recording is available at through December 20, 2020.

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