Timmia Hearn DeRoy joins the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies as Assistant Professor

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August 2, 2023

The Division of Arts & Humanities at UC Berkeley is pleased to welcome professor Timmia Hearn DeRoy as of July 1, 2023. DeRoy is an assistant professor in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, where she focuses on Caribbean theater practice and how to use this practice more broadly in community-oriented and social change focused theater. 

Timmia works in areas of post-colonial theater practice, transnational feminist praxis, and Disability Justice, and engages in community-oriented and social change focused theater across the Diasporas to which she belongs. Timmia’s directing credits include 10,000: A One-Woman New Play Development by Victoria Taurean (2020) at the Lawrence Arts Center, In the Blood by Suzan-Lori Parks (2019) at the KU University Theatre, an original I Am One musical comedy called Buss de Mark (2016) which premiered at the PRIDE Arts Festival in Trinidad, A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (2013/4), Two Can Play by Trevor Rhone (2013/4), and An Echo in the Bone by Dennis Scott (2012) at the Trinidad Theatre Workshop. 

Timmia has worked teaching both acting and playwriting in Trinidad and Tobago as well as the United States and Nepal. She additionally has worked as a new script development consultant in both theater and film, and provides dramaturgical frameworks that decolonize scripts and directing practice.