Eastern Michigan University
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John Seibert

Full-Time Lecturer

John Seibert 714-L Pray Harrold




  • MFA - Acting, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1987
  • BA - Speech Communication, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1980

Professional Associations/Memberships

  • Actor’s Equity Association
  • Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

Representative Courses Taught

  • CTAR 158 - Fundamentals of Acting
  • CTAR 150 - Introduction to Theatre
  • CTAC 124 - Fundamentals of Speech
  • CTAO 210 - Interpretative Reading
  • CTAR 155 - Producing Theatre
  • CTAR 323 - Improvisation and Role Play
  • CTAR 496 - Career Seminar



As a member of Actors Equity Association, the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists John has accumulated an extensive professional stage and film resume. He directed the EMU productions of Hotel Paradiso and Noises Off, and appeared as an Equity guest artist in the 2005 EMU production of Twelfth Night. John is an associate artist with both The Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea and Ann Arbor’s Performance Network , where he staged Doubt (Wilde Award-Best Drama 2008). John directed the west coast premiere of Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies for North Coast Rep in San Diego and the New York premiere of Steven Dietz’s More Fun Than Bowling. In the spring of 2009, John directed the world premiere of Flyover USA, an original Michigan work, for Williamston Theatre that was named "Best New Play" by the Lansing State Journal. As a performer, John’s been recognized with a number of nominations and awards from Michigan journalists, including The Detroit Free Press, The Ann Arbor News, The Oakland Press and Between The Lines. John has appeared in several world premieres of new plays by Purple Rose founder, Jeff Daniels and has supporting roles in the feature films Super Sucker and Kill The Irishman.

The School of Communication, Media & Theatre Arts is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344