SAN ANGELO, TX – Be Theatre and its Board of Directors announced on Thursday that Sidney Timmer will become the company’s next Artistic Director.
According to a release from the theatre, on May 12, Timmer will succeed Founding Artistic Director Elena Kent who announced her departure earlier in the spring after 10+ years in the role.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce that Sidney Timmer has been selected to lead Be Theatre as the next artistic director,” said Board President Ami Mizell-Flint. “Sidney is an energetic and talented artist who understands the San Angelo performing arts scene. She knows where Be’s been and has a vision for where Be can go. I very much look forward to Be’s growth under her artistic leadership.”
With her appointment, Timmer will be the second Artistic Director in Be Theatre’s 10-year history. Since graduating from Angelo State with her degrees in Theatre and Communication, Timmer has been involved in the San Angelo community with Fox West Texas, and most recently as the Outreach Director for the Concho Valley Community Action Agency.
“I am excited and humbled at the prospect of leading Be into its next chapter,” Timmer said. “Be has always been known for the quality of its work and for the process of creating theatre and developing artists. We have a passionate Board that is enthusiastic about the next chapter of Be, and a “Framily” (Friends/Family) of artists in San Angelo who know that Be gives them the support they need to do their work. I look forward to continuing the legacy that Elena started, grew, and nurtured at Be while initiating a new commitment to welcoming and inspiring our whole community.”
Her experience also includes ASPIRE, a training program for future arts administrators with the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Thru ASPIRE, Timmer learned from arts administrators from the Alley Theatre (Houston) and the Dallas Theatre Center.
“I welcome Sidney into her new role at Be and as my partner in moving Be into its next chapter. I was blown away by her vision for the company,” said Be Theatre Business Administrator Keli Osborn. “She'll continue what Elena has started, and we will build new partnerships with artists and community members. Together, we are looking forward to the storytelling that Be will bring to the Concho Valley community.”
Timmer’s first task as artistic director will be to oversee the 2022/2023 season.