Jessica Cerullo


Jessica Cerullo is a performer and teacher. Her creative work is often socially or civically engaged. In partnership with Joanna Merlin, she has worked with MICHA since its founding in 1999; first as Managing Director and currently in the role of Artistic Director. Jessica's current research focuses on the embodied voice. Her original performance work has been produced by Performance Space 122, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Seattle’s Studio Current and The Tin Shop. In 2016 she collaborated with Sojourn Theatre to write and direct a bi-lingual, Eastern Washington based, production of their play, How To End Poverty in 90 Minutes (with 99 people you may or may not know). Ms Cerullo is the editor of the expanded edition of Michael Chekhov's Lessons for TeachersMichael Chekhov: Critical Issues, Reflections, Dreams and the english translation of Chekhov’s original story A Tale About Lies and How Swiftly They Spread Across the Earth. Together with Fern Sloan, she wrote the MICHA Workbook to assist those practically studying the Chekhov technique. Ms Cerullo trained at MICHA and at the Moscow Art Theater. She earned her MFA in contemporary performance from Naropa University. Jessica is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington.