Jim Iorio
Jim Iorio
Associate Professor of Theatre
Program Director of Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies
Co-Chair of the Interdisciplinary Conservatory
Chicago College of Performing Arts
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About Me

Jim Iorio has been a nationally-recognized actor & director for three 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 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 recently created a new translation/adaptation of The Raven, by Carlo Gozzi, and is an active practitioner of Taekwon-do.

  • 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