Timmia Hearn DeRoy

Ph.D. Student
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Primary office:
Murphy Hall
Room 593


Timmia earned her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies from Yale University in 2012. Since then, she has been working as a theatre and film developer, and a gender rights activist. She served as the Director of the School for the Arts at the Trinidad Theatre Workshop, the Caribbean’s oldest theatre company, for three and a half years, was a founding member of the Trinidad and Tobago PRIDE Arts Festival, and Marketing Manager at the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival for two years.

Timmia’s research interests focus on using theater as a catalyst for social conversations and transformations. She combines a range of theater theories and practices to produce work that focuses on audiences of the African and Caribbean Diasporas. Her current research focuses on Caribbean theater practice, as theorized by theater practitioner Tony Hall in his “Jouvay Popular Theater Process”. Timmia seeks to explore how to use this practice more broadly in community-oriented and social change focused theater in the Midwest and beyond.

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