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Sheila Heyman

Sheila Heyman

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Animation
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Narrative Production III

Sheila has a B.A. in Speech Communications and Theatre from the University of Michigan and an M.A. in Theatre (Acting Focus) from Purdue University. In the mid-80s, she returned to college to earn her teaching certification in Speech and Drama for students in seventh through twelfth grades.

For twenty years following the receipt of her Master’s Degree, Sheila pursued a career in the professional theatre, performing in such local professional venues as The Cleveland Play House, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Cain Park and Fairmount Theatre of the Deaf. Throughout this time, she also earned her living doing hundreds of voiceovers for television and radio, and, on television, appeared in several episodes of CLARISSA EXPLAINS IT ALL and NICKARCADE for Nickelodeon, along with an episode of UNSOLVED MYSTERIES and national television commercials. She is also the voice on over twenty toys for the company, JUST FOR LAUGHS. In the

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Sheila has a B.A. in Speech Communications and Theatre from the University of Michigan and an M.A. in Theatre (Acting Focus) from Purdue University. In the mid-80s, she returned to college to earn her teaching certification in Speech and Drama for students in seventh through twelfth grades.

For twenty years following the receipt of her Master’s Degree, Sheila pursued a career in the professional theatre, performing in such local professional venues as The Cleveland Play House, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Cain Park and Fairmount Theatre of the Deaf. Throughout this time, she also earned her living doing hundreds of voiceovers for television and radio, and, on television, appeared in several episodes of CLARISSA EXPLAINS IT ALL and NICKARCADE for Nickelodeon, along with an episode of UNSOLVED MYSTERIES and national television commercials. She is also the voice on over twenty toys for the company, JUST FOR LAUGHS. In the mid-80s, she was a founding member of Cleveland’s GIANT PORTIONS IMPROVISATIONAL COMEDY COMPANY, from which she was recruited by Walt Disney World in Orlando to launch their new improv house, THE COMEDY WAREHOUSE, and for whom she worked for three years. While in Orlando, she also worked as a performer for Universal Studios, before returning to Cleveland to continue her professional stage career.

In addition to continuing her professional acting career, she landed teaching positions at Second City Cleveland, Baldwin-Wallace University and Beachwood High School, at which she taught Public Speaking, Improvisational Comedy for Performance and was Director of Theatre for 20 years, directing over 40 theatrical productions and establishing The BHS Bellylaughers’ Society, a student improv group, which performed monthly at the high school. While at Beachwood, Sheila was also Faculty Advisor and Head Writer for a student-directed and produced 90-minute feature film, FROM THE HOLOCAUST TO FREEDOM: A Journey to Cleveland, which was accepted into the Mandel JCC Annual Film Festival for a public screening at the Cedar Lee Theater. She also has been a guest lecturer at Kent State University, Baldwin-Wallace University and CIA.

Degree M.A., Purdue University
B.A., University of Michigan

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