M.F.A., Northern Illinois University
Anthony Perrella Jr. accepted the position of Stage Director for the NIU School of Music's Opera Theater in 2012. He received his MFA in Acting from the NIU School of Theatre and Dance, and returned by invitation to NIU to direct In the Blood by Suzan Lori Parks (2011) and Opera Theater’s night of Gershwin and Bernstein (2011). Anthony is a member of Chicago's Organic Theater Company, recently appearing in Rhinoceros as Mr. Botard. He also has a developing reputation as an online professor of Contemporary Cinema.