Research Areas

Theater; History; Arts; Journalism


M.F.A., Boston University

B.A., Boston College

Terry Byrne

Terry Byrne

Terry Byrne

Terry Byrne has been writing about the arts for two decades. She served for 11 years as the Boston Herald’s chief theater critic and columnist, offering evaluations, commentary, feature and news stories about the theater community in and around Boston. For eight years prior to that, she was the Herald’s arts editor, making decisions about what stories to follow, what productions to review, and editing the work of a staff of six and a freelance pool of more than a dozen writers. She particularly enjoyed developing young writers just finding their voices.

Terry is currently a regular commentator on WGBH’s “Greater Boston,” discussing the theater and the arts, as well as a frequent contributor to the Boston Globe, writing about theater and dance.

Current Projects

Terry will research 19th century women sculptors with strong Boston ties: Anne Whitney, Edmonia Lewis, Emma Stebbins and Harriet Hosmer, whose work is on display in the Smithsonian and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Out of this research, Terry has written a play, Roman Conquest, which explores the time these women shared in Rome, and the support Boston actress Charlotte Cushman gave them.

Representative Publications

Terry Byrne’s stories are available at the Boston Globe online and at the Boston Herald online.