Noah Ilya-Alexis Tuleja

Assistant Professor of Film Media Theater
Acting, directing, fight choreography, and physical theater

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.

Recent Campus News

Much Ado About Nothing

The show must go on

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

Kaliope (Adelia Brown ’22, left) uses the quarterstaff to knock out Farrah the Faerie (Ezri Braid-Grizzell ’23) so she can move forward in the D&D adventure, in “She Kills Monsters.”

“She Kills Monsters”

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

Mount Holyoke College's Field Gates. Photo by Michael Malyszko

Meet Mount Holyoke’s newest faculty 2019

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

Mount Holyoke College presents “Bull in a China Shop”

MHC presents “Bull in a China Shop”

After its successful off-Broadway run, the new play comes home — to where the story all began.

The students studying stage combat chose scenes from actual plays, such as “Macbeth,” or wrote their own to perform during their battles.

Stage combat: a clash of craft and magic

Mount Holyoke is one of few colleges to offer a class in stage combat, an important skill for actors as well as a fun opportunity for non-theater majors.

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.