Eastern Michigan University
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Terry Heck Seibert

Professor Emeritus, Theatre Arts

Terry Heck Seibert


  • MFA - Acting, University of Wisconsin/Madison, 1981
  • BS - Theatre Arts, Eastern Michigan University, 1978

Professional Associations/Memberships

  • Actor’s Equity Association

Representative Courses Taught

  • CTAR 158 - Fundamentals of Acting
  • CTAR 358 - Characterization
  • CTAR 370/ 557 - Audition
  • CTAR 464 - Acting Styles
  • CTAO 418/518 - Performing Shakespeare I
  • CTAO 419/519 - Performing Shakespeare II



Terry Heck Seibert was a beloved professional actor, director and teacher of acting who passed away on April 13, 2018. She was seen Off-Broadway in Howard Korder’s Episode 26 at the Lambs Theatre as well having had extensive credits in regional theatre. Out-of-state credits included roles at The Alley Theatre in Houston, Cincinnati Playhouse, Center Repertory Theatre in Walnut Creek, CA and Actors Theatre of St. Paul where she was a resident company member; acting in plays ranging from Stoppard to Shakespeare to Chekhov. Locally, she was seen at the Performance Network, Tipping Point Theatre, Purple Rose Theatre, Meadowbrook, Williamson Theatre, Michigan Shakespeare Festival and Jewish Ensemble Theatre. Representative roles included: Sonia in Vanya, Sonia, Masha & Spike, Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest (Rogue Critic Award) Zlata in Eve Ensler’s Necessary Targets, (Detroit Free Press Award/ Best Featured Actress) Laura in Joe Zettlemaier’s Language Lessons, (premiere, Detroit Free Press and Wilde award nominations) Mary Sue in Jeff Daniel’s Norma and Wanda, (premiere: Detroit Free Press nomination and Wilde Award nomination) Suzie in DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER (The Dean Goodman Award for Acting Excellence in San Francisco), Marty in Circle Mirror Transformation, and Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest. Terry and Gillian Eaton (former Royal Shakespeare Company member) created a theatre company called SHAKESPERIENCE. SHAKESPEARIENCE productions include multiple workshops, and full productions of Twelfth Night and Comedy of Errors in which Terry performed the roles of Viola  and Adrianna (Detroit Free Press Theatre Excellence nomination). Directing credits at Eastern Michigan included Prelude To A Kiss, Agnes of God, Boy’s Life, Ladies of Lanford, The Good Doctor, The Glass Menagerie, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Bergman’s Nora and Joe Zettlemaier’s Night Blooming. Terry was a "Resident Artist" with Purple Rose Theatre Company and was an "Associate Artist" with Performance Network Theatre. In 2004, Terry received a Teaching Excellence Award from the Eastern Michigan University Alumni Association.