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  • Mark Stolzenberg


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    Mark Stolzenberg


    Mark Stolzenberg is a man of many talents. Aside from being an accomplished CLOWN AND MIME, actor, screenwriter, film producer, film director, playwright, and author, Mr. Stolzenberg is a Part Time Associate Professor at the School of Drama at The New School, as well as the Founding Director of The New York Acting School For Film and Television. As an actor, Mr. Stolzenberg has had Principal roles on hit TV shows such as, “Bull” (CBS), and “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO), and he has appeared on The David Letterman Show (CBS), “Upfront” (TBS), “The Robert Klein Show” (USA Network), “Dellaventura” (CBS), “Best Year Ever” (VH1), “All My Children” (ABC), and The Maury Povich Show (FOX), as well as in over 30 SAG TV commercials.

    Mr. Stolzenberg has also done extensive work in feature films such as, “Her Alibi”, “City Hall”, “The Fisher King”, and “Two of a Kind”, and he starred in “Luggage of the Gods”, which was written and directed by David Kendall (creator and director of the ABC hit TV sitcom, “Growing Pains”). Mr. Stolzenberg started his career as a clown with the Ringling Brothers Circus, but later on, he “ran away from the circus to join New York City.” There, he spent years performing stand-up comedy and developing his acting skills in a multitude of film and theatre productions. As a writer, Mr. Stolzenberg has optioned three of his screenplays, one of which was a finalist at the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters Lab, and he is the author of 3 theatre books published by Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. in New York.

    Mr. Stolzenberg has written and directed over 30 short films, winning awards for ‘Best NJ Short Drama’ at The Brightside Tavern Short Film Festival, and ‘Best Director’ at the Long Island International Film Festival, and he has earned awards at other film festivals around the country such as, the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival, the Columbus International Film Festival, the Houston Film Festival, Lincoln Center’s Dance on Film Festival, and BEST SHORT COMEDY at The New York International Festival for Film and TV. Mr. Stolzenberg hosts screenings of his films regularly throughout the year and is the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of CIRCLE OF LIFE FILMS LLC, a new film streaming channel and New York based film production company.

    Current Courses

    Mime & Clown for Circus

    Mime & Clown for Stage

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