Joyce Casey

“Fred’s artistic vision is coupled with his attention to detail.  He has an excellent eye for talent.  I would recommend Fred Sternfeld to professional companies seeking an experienced, organized and highly professional director.” Joyce Casey is the former Artistic director of Dobama Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.


Elaine Rembrandt

“One of Cleveland’s most professional and well-qualified directors of legitimate theatre.  Whether a musical, comedy or drama, Fred has the ability to create a stunning production.” Elaine Rembrandt is the former Artistic Director of the Halle Theatre.

Angle Magazine

“In…towns like Chicago, Seattle, & D.C., the dailies and the alternative weeklies make an effort to cover the small fry, with multiple stringers writing capsule reviews to ensure openings are highlighted and companies get coverage. Not here: our start-ups wither in a virtual media blackout.  If it weren’t for Fred Sternfeld’s now-indispensable NEOPAL listserv, most […]


Cleveland Scene, 2005

“If Fred Sternfeld were known only for the shows he directs, his impact here would still be considerable. In recent years, he has expertly helmed classics, obscure gems, and musicals on virtually every stage in town. But since 1998, when he founded the Northeast Ohio Performing Arts List (NEohioPAL) – Sternfeld has been bringing together the region’s […]


Cleveland Scene, 2002

“Audiences who know him only by the consistent quality of his work simply consider him a damn good director.  Whether it’s a Depression-era family saga or a screwball comedy, he can be depended on to unearth the emotional truth and charm of a piece.”   –Keith Joseph, CLEVELAND SCENE


Brian Zoldessy

“I have appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in films and TV. I have worked with many famous directors, and to this day, I would rank Fred as one of the best directors I have ever worked for.” Brian Zoldessy, PhD is an AEA Actor and the Director of the Theatre & Dance Department at  Cuyahoga Community […]


Thomas Fulton

“Rarely have I worked with a director with such a talent for detail, clarity of purpose and professionalism.  His combination of a great theatrical eye, calming and generous direction, absolute control of the myriad business details of managing a production, and his sheer love and passion for his work place him in the top of […]

Kenneth Haas

“It is a joyous experience to work with Fred Sternfeld.  There is an unusual sanity and clarity to his approach… both novice and experienced actor grow through their work with him, [resulting] in an ever-increasing list of loyal followers with every production he directs.” Kenneth Haas was the former General Manager of the Boston Orchestra and […]


Christine Howey

“Fred is a consummate theater professional with a particular gift for exquisitely staging large, involved productions.  But he also has the sensitivity and insight to attend to the small details of character development and human interactions that make his plays not only thoroughly entertaining, but memorable and often significant.” Christine Howey is a theatre Critic, […]