A proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, FRED STERNFELD currently works as a freelance director. Previously, he has served as Artistic Director for the Hathaway Brown Theatre Institue (HBTI) and the Fairmount Performing Arts Conservatory (FPAC) in Cleveland, Ohio; Lakewood Little Theatre/Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood, Ohio; and the Cleveland, Seattle and Dallas Jewish Community Centers. After working as a director in Dallas and Seattle, Fred settled in Northeast Ohio to raise his family.
Fred’s body of work (over 100 shows in all genres) is represented by numerous honors and awards. He has worked at top Northeast Ohio theatres such as Beck Center for the Arts, Cain Park Summer Theatre, Dobama Theatre, Ensemble Theatre, the JCC Halle Theatre, Cesaer’s Forum, Karamu Performing Arts Theatre and more.
Fred’s shows have collectively won more than 100 awards, including Cleveland Critics Circle, Cleveland Scene, and Times Tribute Awards.
As an educator, Fred has created and run many critically-acclaimed programs. Previously, Fred was the founder and operator of the respected Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute (HBTI), Fairmount Performing Arts Conservatory (FPAC), and educational programs at the Cleveland, Seattle and Dallas Jewish Community Centers.
Some of Fred’s students have moved into professional careers in major regional theatres, Broadway, and in film and television. Fred is also the founder and owner of the Northeast Ohio Performing Arts List (NEohioPAL), an award-winning free online arts news service that currently serves almost 8,000 subscribers in Cleveland, Akron, Canton and throughout the Northeast Ohio region.