Mark Stolzenberg, head of the Acting School for Film and TV, also teaches "Acting For Film and Television" at The New School in New York City.
Mr. Stolzenberg starred in the feature film comedy, "Luggage Of The Gods", which was directed by David Kendall — producer and writer for ABC's hit, "Growing Pains". Mark was a principal in Tom Selleck's film, "Her Alibi", was a regular character on the "Robert Klein Television Show", and was one of the lead roles in the feature film, "Breakfast In Bed", which appeared on HBO, SHOWTIME, and CINEMAX. Mr. Stolzenberg made several appearances on ABC's, "ALL MY CHILDREN", and he has done principal work in over 25 national television commercials.
Mr. Stolzenberg played a supporting lead in the feature film, "A Dry Season", a principal role in The CBS drama, "Dellaventura", and has made featured appearances on, "The David Letterman Show". Mark was featured on the cover of NEW YORK MAGAZINE which called him, "One of the hidden delights of New York's little theatres..." As a writer, Mr. Stolzenberg wrote the feature length screenplay, "A Clown In New York", which was a finalist with The Sundance Institute's Screenwriter's Lab.
Mr. Stolzenberg co-wrote and stars in the stage show, "Pierrot & Pirouette", which ran Off-Broadway and most recently at Lincoln Center in New York City. In addition, Mr. Stolzenberg has had three theatre books on Clown, Mime, and Comedy published by Sterling Publishing Co. in New York.
Most recently Mr. Stolzenberg has written, produced, and starred in the short film, "My Father The Clown", and he currently has a feature film in development called, "Maximum Fun".
For more about Mark Stolzenberg, visit his website at www.markstolzenberg.com
BERNADETTE FIORELLA is a classically trained soprano who has sung with New York City Opera for the past 21 years and has performed with groups such as Musica Sacra, Chelsea Opera, and the New York Choral Society. Certified by Cambridge University as an English language teacher with a specialty in accent reduction, she has taught in classroom and private settings. Her musical training and familiarity with several languages both provide a good ear for accent correction. Ms. Fiorella also teaches voice privately and has coached singers/actors in preparing for auditions.
TELEVISION – Onion News Network on Independent Film Channel Seasons 2011 and 2012; Adam Wade’s Martha Cool Girl. OFF BROADWAY God’s Ear and The Tenant
FILM: Together (Best Actress award), The Girl in the Park, $5 a Day and others: INTERNET This Is Personal; What Would Their Mother’s Say? and The Peace Corps .
IMPROVISATION FOR THE UNSUSPECTING, graduate University of North Texas, early years with The Second City (directed by Josephine Forsberg) , The Wing of The Committee (studying improvisation with Del Close) and The American Conservatory Theater. Scene study with Carol Fox Prescott, E. Katherine Kerr.
TEACHING and DIRECTING: The Wing, Unexpected Company; workshops in Improvisation for The Association for Research and Enlightenment (Edgar Cayce Foundation), sessions in spontaneity with authors Walter Starcke and Amit Goswami (What The Bleep Do I Know?) Founding Member: 78th Street Theater Lab, The Stitt Playwrights Group, Contributing Artist to The Woodshed Collective. Judith has taught and coached privately for 30 years in New York City.
Lynn Schulson made her acting debut on stage in My Fair Lady in 1978 and went on to be Madwoman of Chaillot as Countess Aurelia in 1979. Lynn took a hiatus from acting to work in accounting and finance then became an executive assistant at the "C" level for over a decade.
She has been studying acting with Mark Stolzenberg for almost a dozen years and has been in the New York Acting School's recent documentary which lead to her role as producer of the new film short/pilot Cyberian Candidates. She has been seen on NBC's Smash and has participated in, and helped organize countless New York Acting School projects and been a teaching assistant to Mr. Stolzenberg for a number of years.
Lynn's expertise is most notably in character development and analysis, and she enjoys getting lost in the character and the challenge of being "believable" in unbelievable acting scenarios. She is creative, inventive and has the ability to "find the love" and create "conflict" in scenes and monologues thus generating texture and interest.