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Sheila Head
Sheila Head

AMDA Faculty since: 2004

Sheila is a professional writer and actor. Acting credits include: Orange Is The New Black, The Michael J. Fox Show, Black Dog Red Dog (James Franco Productions) and Odd Todd (Comedy Central).

Theater credits include: No Exit, Regrets Only, Self Torture and Strenuous Exercise, Creation Nation (Billy Eichner). Comedy appearances include PS NBC, Ars Nova, Ensemble Studio Theater, HBO Workspace, and Manhattan Punch Line.

Writing credits include the play "Hollywood Nurses" and TV show Cyberchase on PBS as well as work at NPR, ABC/Disney and her award-winning The Ruth Truth on Oxygen.

Sheila is passionate about teaching and studying improv. Teaching credits include Williamstown Theater Festival, Arts Genesis, Theater for a New Audience and NYC and Newark schools and housing projects.

Favorite studies include a master class with Bobby Lewis and a master class with Amy Poehler. She was a licensed Private Investigator in New York City's Chinatown in the 1990s.


B.F.A., Drama, Syracuse University