Producing Artistic Director Diane Timmerman‘s HART appearances include Emilia in Othello, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing and Nerissa in The Merchant of Venice. Other acting credits include August: Osage County, Next Fall, November and Bug at the Phoenix Theatre, Spinning into Butter at Ohio’s Human Race Theatre, Beautiful Thing at the Human Race and the Phoenix, Angel Street at the IRT, and American Clock and Doctor Faustus at Chicago’s Court Theatre. Film credits include The Package with Gene Hackman and Amanda for Indy’s Adrenaline Motion Pictures. A Designated Linklater Voice Teacher, Diane is Professor and Chair of Theatre at Butler University. Her books include Spare Scenes: 60 Skeletal Scenes for Acting and Directing and ninety-minute Shakespeare adaptations for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo & Juliet. Diane is a grateful two-time recipient of the Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Fellowship.
Ryan Artzberger is proud to be a HART member, having been in Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice, In a Dark Dark House, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Othello, and The Taming of the Shrew. Indiana Repertory Theater credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, God of Carnage, Julius Caesar, Romeo & Juliet, The Heavens Are Hung In Black, Rabbit Hole, Iron Kisses, Our Town, Death of a Salesman, Macbeth, and A Christmas Carol. Credits at The Phoenix Theatre include This, and Reasons to be Pretty, which he also did at The Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C. Other regional theater credits include: Pericles and Cyrano at The Shakespeare Theatre Company; Pericles and Silk at The Goodman; The Arabian Nights at Berkeley Rep and Kansas City Rep; and Argonautika and The Arabian Nights at The Lookingglass; Hamlet and The Sea Gull at Shakespeare Santa Cruz; Romeo & Juliet at Great Lakes; and The Beauty Queen of Leenane at The Denver Center. Ryan is a graduate of Ohio University and The Juilliard School.
Sam Fain has worked with HART in numerous capacities, as Lorenzo in The Merchant of Venice, Harrison in the world premiere of Midwestern Hemisphere and served as stage manager for Death and the Maiden. Other recent roles include George Milton in Of Mice and Men for Indianapolis Civic Theatre, Hawkeye in M*A*S*H for LTP, and Long John Silver and other characters in Treasure Island for Children’s Theatre Institute. He attended the University of Indianapolis, where his favorite roles included Hamm in Endgame, Talthybius in Trojan Women, Ozzie in Sticks and Bones, Peter Patrone in The Heidi Chronicles, and Malcolm in Bedroom Farce. Sam also enjoys playing the guitar and tries to write a decent song here and there.
Scot Greenwell has appeared in HART’S productions of The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello and (in 2013) The Taming of the Shrew. Other credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Indiana Repertory Theatre); Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Freud’s Last Session, Next Fall, The Vibrator Play, and The Lyons (Phoenix Theatre); The Grapes of Wrath, Little Shop of Horrors, and The Santaland Diaries (Cardinal Stage Company). Directorial credits include: Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? (Phoenix) and A Steady Rain (Acting Up Productions). Scot grew up in southern Indiana, graduated from the University of Evansville’s prestigious theatre program, spent an errant and fabulous year in L.A., and is now a 10-year resident of Indy’s Fountain Square neighborhood. Among other things, he enjoys pinot noir, domestic and foreign travel, and medium- to large-breed canines.
Lauren Morris became a member of the HART company after working on Death and the Maiden in the fall of 2006. She also appeared with HART as Penelope Ryan in the staged reading of Happy Birthday, Wanda June. In addition to being a company member of HART, she has worked in various roles – from actor to director to manager – at the following theatres: Indiana Repertory Theatre, Shawnee Theatre, Arden Theatre Company of Indianapolis, The Phoenix Theatre, Shadow Ape Theatre Company, Indy Fringe, Children’s Theatre Institute, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, SummerStage Repertory Theatre, Brown County Playhouse, Summerstock Stage, California repertory Company, Chance Theatre, and California State University. Lauren has an M.B.A and M.F.A. in theatre management from Cal State Long Beach. Immediately following graduate school she became Executive Director of Long Beach Playhouse, where she led a major artistic and financial turnaround of the revered 82-year-old institution, and she is now the Managing Director of Georgia Shakespeare in Atlanta. Lauren is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.
Robert Neal has been a professional actor, teacher and director in the regional theatre for 30 years and is a company and board member of Heartland Actors Repertory Theatre. He has also spent the last fifteen seasons with the Indiana Repertory Theatre where he has appeared in nearly 40 productions. He has worked extensively around the Midwest as well as in Europe and has performed with the Indianapolis Symphony, the Early Music Festival of Indianapolis and at Lincoln Center in New York City. Television credits include Chicago Fire. Robert holds an M.F.A in Acting from the Pennsylvania State University and a Shakespeare Certificate from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He is a long time member of Actors Equity Association and was a 2007 recipient of the Arts Council of Indianapolis’ Creative Renewal Fellowship.
Matthew Roland has deeply enjoyed his involvement with HART which includes Old Gobbo and Tubal in The Merchant of Venice and as part of the Edgar Allan Poe Reading. Locally, he has also performed for The Phoenix, Theatre on the Square, Indianapolis Civic Theatre, and the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, during which he became the proud father of an ulcer. As a playwright, his work has been produced in New York City, Indianapolis, Boston, and published by Baker’s Plays. Here’s a smattering of abbreviated responses to his work so far: “…Pathetic” (The Indianapolis Star); “like …hot butter” (Nuvo); “precious” (Boston Theatre Mirror); “…many missed this piece” (Indy.com); “Rubber-face” (The Indianapolis Star); “likes posing with …himself” (Citybeat); “mentally handicapped” (Backstage.com); “best known locally …as …disturbed” (Indiana Business Journal). He is a proud recipient of the 2011-2012 Arts Council if Indianapolis’ Creative Renewal Fellowship.
Phebe Taylor has been seen with HART in The Tempest, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Merchant of Venice. She was Peter in Peter Pan at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre, and has appeared on the Phoenix Theatre stage in such shows as Boston Marriage, The Zippers of Zoomerville, End Days, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and as Little Sally in Urinetown. She is a graduate of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama and is a company member of Pushcart Players, a nationally touring theatre for young audiences, based in New Jersey. Phebe lives in Queens, where she is a licensed New York City Sightseeing Guide and an avid latin and ballroom dancer.
Ben Tebbe is a founding member of HART and was Company Manager for the first 3 years of its existence. With HART he has performed in Death and the Maiden, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, Taming of the Shrew, staged readings of Happy Birthday, Wanda June and An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe, and stage managed the world premiere production of Midwestern Hemisphere. Other regional credits include performances with Indiana Repertory Theatre (Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Romeo & Juliet, A Christmas Carol), Phoenix Theatre (Clybourne Park, Avenue Q, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Urinetown: the Musical, Orson’s Shadow), and ShadowApe Theatre Company (Gorey Stories, Not A Peep). He is a 2011-2012 Creative Renewal Fellowship recipient from the Arts Council of Indianapolis. A proud Equity member, Ben earned his B.A. in theatre from Marian University where he is now the Director of Marian University Theatre.