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Trembling Stage was formed by Noah Tuleja and Jonathan Yukich after meeting each other as graduate students at Indiana University. They began their work together as playwright/director with the world premiere of Jonathan's play THE ALIEN FROM CINCINNATI, and continued to collaborate after graduating, forming Trembling Stage in 2007. Their first production, a joint collaboration with the Montana Repertory Theatre, was Jonathan's adaptation of Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein," FRANKENSTEIN UNPLUGGED. More recently we presented AMERICAN MIDGET at the NYCFringe (read NY Times review) and ALICE@WONDERLAND won the 2014 Shubert Fendrich Award.

As a company we strive to explore and develop the relationship between author, actor and director in order to create compelling and visceral works of art. As artists, we are dedicated to theatre as a craft rather than a commodity, to collaboration with younger theatre professionals, and to our belief that theatre has the unique ability to be a conduit for humanity's most profound experiences.


NOAH TULEJA - Co-Founder and Artistic Director

Noah is a professonal director, actor, and movement/fight choreographer. He has worked in these various capacities for numerous theatres, both here and abroad, including: Bread and Puppet Theatre, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Long Wharf Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Trinity Repertory Company, Montana Repertory Theatre, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and the Gloucester Stage Company. He recently became a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and is currently the Director of Theatre in the Theatre Arts Department at Mount Holyoke College

JONATHAN YUKICH - Co-Founder and Artistic Director

Jonathan Yukich’s work is published by Broadway Play Publishing, Smith & Kraus, Playscripts, Inc., Meriwether Press, Heuer Publishing, Eldridge Publishing, Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, and Pioneer Drama Service. His plays have been produced across the United States and in Canada, Australia, South Africa, Hong Kong, India, and throughout Europe.  Jonathan has received a number of awards and honors for both his original works and his inventive theatrical adaptations of literary classics, including Alice@Wonderland, Frankenstein Unplugged, Finding Don Quixote and Waking Sleepy Hollow.  On average, his plays receive well over 200 full productions each year.


Recently, his short play “Crooked Fork” appeared in The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2015, published by Smith & Kraus, and his work has also recently appeared in The Best Men’s Monologues of 2015 and The Best Women’s Monologues of 2015, both published with Smith & Kraus.  He currently lives in Connecticut and teaches at University of New Haven. More at

JOSIE COOPER - Social Media Manager

Josie Cooper is a recent Mount Holyoke College graduate who majored in Theatre Arts and minored in Mathematics. While at Mount Holyoke, she was cast in various productions, including “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Pride and Prejudice” (Hamill), and “A Bright New Boise.” She also served as the Stage Manager for the college's production of “She Kills Monsters” and worked on the Lights Crew for most of the productions in her four years at the college. She spent the fall of 2018 studying abroad at the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK where she also studied theatre. In the summer of 2019, she interned at Weston Drama Workshop in Weston, MA where she worked as the Assistant Stage Manager for their production of “Spring Awakening.”

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