Sunday, August 8, 2010

Ensemble Member, Mark von Sternberg

Long time Barefoot family member as well as the writer, director and producer of the romantic comedy, feature Film, Love Simple officially joins the Ensemble.


Mark von Sternberg is a Brooklyn-based playwright, screenwriter and director whose stage plays have received numerous productions across New York City. Such credits include The Zen Cynic, which premiered at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts (wrote and directed); Rats! at the DUMBO Art Festival (2000); Lost in Buenos Aires produced by Barefoot Theatre Company at the Producers’ Club (2002); and La Pump (a staged reading at 541 Space). He served as a script reader for Manhattan Theatre Club during their 2005-2006 seasons.

In 2008, Mark wrote and directed the coming-of-age romance, Love Simple, which received tremendous feedback on the 2009-2010 festival circuit and was hailed by Variety as an “engaging neighborhood pic... with genuine flair and wit.” The film was released on iTunes in the Spring of 2010 and will be distributed by Your Indie Films/Synergetic for home video DVD (November 2010).

Mark is a graduate of Brooklyn College with a B.F.A. in Acting (2000). He and his wife, Denise, own two cats and are the proud parents of their two-year old son, Dylan.

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