Noah Tuleja

Director of Rooke Theatre; Assistant Professor of Film Media Theater
Specialization: 
acting, directing, fight choreography, and physical theater.

Noah 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.

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