Jed Diamond

JED DIAMOND (Roger Shears/Duty Duty Sergeant/Mr. Wise/Man Behind Counter/Drunk One) has been Head of Acting at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville since 2005. In 2020 the UT MFA in Acting program was ranked #8 among the top-25 programs in the U.S., U.K., and Australia. Jed has appeared in roles at the CBT; Wheelhouse Theatre Co.; New York Shakespeare Festival; Roundabout Theatre; The Acting Company; Signature Theatre; Arena Stage; Syracuse Stage; etc. Prior to UT, he worked in New York City as a teacher and actor for 18 years, where he was founding faculty of the Actors Center and the New York Shakespeare Festival Shakespeare Lab. He also taught at NYU Tisch School of the Arts; The Stella Adler Studio; Playwright’s Horizons Theatre School; Fordham University, etc. He is an AmSAT* certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, trained in New York and London. He is resident faculty at the summer Chautauqua Theatre Company and has taught as a guest artist at Yale School of Drama, Playmaker’s Repertory Theatre, Great River Shakespeare Festival, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He has an MFA from the NYU Graduate Acting Program. *American Society of the Alexander Technique