Associate Professor, Acting
Associate Professor Jed Diamond is Head of Acting. He came to UT in January of 2005. Before then, he worked in New York City as a teacher and actor for 18 years. He received his MFA in Acting in 1989 from the NYU/Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program. He is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, in which he trained at the Mathews School in New York and at The Constructive Teaching Centre in London. Prof. Diamond has taught at the Actors Center (NY), NYU Graduate Acting, Stella Adler Studio of Acting, the New York Shakespeare Festival, Playwrights Horizons School, and other schools. He has acted at the Roundabout Theatre, Signature Theatre, Arena Stage, with the Acting Company, Syracuse Stage, and other companies. At the Clarence Brown Theatre, Prof. Diamond has appeared in A Christmas Carol, Of Mice and Men, A Shayna Maidel, Noises Off, Woyzeck, A Streetcar Named Desire, Oedipus Rex, A Flea in Her Ear, The Life of Galileo, Born Yesterday, and All the Way Home. He has directed a number of graduate studio productions, at UT and in prior years at the Actors Center, NYU Graduate Acting, and Stella Adler Studio of Acting. He teaches Alexander Technique each summer at Chautauqua Theatre Company, and has taught acting and Alexander Technique as a guest artist at Yale School of Drama, Playmaker’s Repertory Theatre at UNC Chapel Hill, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and with other companies.