Jordan College of the Arts
Department of Theatre

Diane Timmerman

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Diane Timmerman, professor of theatre, received her M.F.A. in Acting from Indiana University and her B.A. in Theatre and German from Southern Illinois University. She studied for one year at the University of Hamburg on a German Academic Exchange Service Fellowship (DAAD) and for one year at the University of Vienna. Ms. Timmerman is a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher, one of about 100 worldwide. She teaches a variety of voice and acting courses at Butler.     

Ms. Timmerman is an active professional actor whose favorite credits include Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Emilia in Othello and Nerissa in Merchant of Venice for the Heartland Actors' Repertory Theatre where she is a company member; Karen in August: Osage County,Arlene in Next Fall, Bernstein in David Mamet's November, the crack-smoking Agnes in Bug,and Sandra in Beautiful Thing, all at the Phoenix Theatre; and Beautiful Thing, and Spinning Into Butter at the Human Race Theatre Company. Other credits include Angel Street at the Indiana Repertory Theatre and numerous roles on Chicago stages. Diane has appeared in many commercials and films, including The Package with Gene Hackman and Amanda for Indy's Adrenaline Motion Pictures. Ms. Timmerman's books include: Spare Scenes: 60 Skeletal Scenes for Acting and Directing; 90-Minute Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream; 90-Minute Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet. As a director, Ms. Timmerman focuses on Shakespeare, brand new plays, and voicescapes. Diane is a two-time recipient of the Creative Renewal Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis.


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