Search Roosevelt University

Jim Iorio

Jim Iorio
Jim Iorio
Assistant Professor of Physical Theatre
Chicago College of Performing Arts
» Theatre Conservatory
Contact Me...

About Me

Jim Iorio has been a nationally-recognized actor & director for two decades on both stage and screen. New York credits include appearing on Broadway in the Tony Award-nominated A View from the Bridge (with Scarlett Johansson & Liev Schreiber), Off-Broadway in A Stone Carver (opposite Dan Lauria), in Kaos at the New York Theatre Workshop, directed by MacArthur Award-winner, Martha Clarke and in Flesh and the Desert at the NYC Summer Play Festival. He has worked in scores of Equity productions, from new plays to classical work, playing leading roles at major regional theatres nationwide, including  the Guthrie Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Fest., Arizona Theatre Co., San Jose Rep, Missouri Rep, Portland Center Stage, Geva Theatre, Asolo Theatre, A Noise Within, Colorado and New Jersey Shakespeare Festivals and many more. His directing credits include the New York International Fringe Festival, the Abingdon Theatre (NYC) the Asolo Theatre and is a recipient of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Directing Award for his recent production of Tartuffe. Television/film work includes guest star and co-star work on Grimm, Leverage, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: SVU, Queens Supreme, The Street, Another World, One Life to Live, Loving, Going the Distance and Petty Crimes. He holds an MFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program and a certificate from the Moscow Art Theatre. Prior to arriving at Roosevelt University, he directed, taught acting, voice, physical theatre and devised theatre at Christopher Newport University and at Portland State University. He is currently creating a new translation/adaptation of The Raven, by Carlo Gozzi. 

Education
  • M.F.A.Acting — New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
  • Cert.Acting — Moscow Art Theatre
  • B.A.Theatre — State University of New York at Oswego