Mark Pinkosh (writer & director) is the founder of the Starving Artists Theatre Company. Heading the company since 1984, Pinkosh has produced over sixty shows, directed twenty-two and performed in several of them. Born in Germany, raised in Hawaii from the age of 8, Pinkosh started working and living in the UK in 1988. Since 1993 Mark has worked with writer Godfrey Hamilton, his partner (on stage and off). Their work together has taken them around the world performing at a
variety of International Festivals in Toronto, New Zealand, Vancouver and Miami.
Some of his UK work includes performances at Manchester Royal Exchange, Tron, Traverse, Paisley Arts Centre, Eden Court, Lyric Hammersmith, Finborough, Drill Hall, Komedia (Brighton), Theatre Royal Plymouth (Drum), Hull Truck, Sheffield Crucible, The Tobacco Factory (Bristol) and The Brewery Arts Centre (Kendal).
Mark was named a Presidential Scholar in The Arts by President Reagan, performing at Kennedy Center for the awards ceremony.
Other awards include three Hawaii State Theatre Awards, the
Manchester Evening News Award (for his work at the Royal
Exchange) and the inaugural Stage award For Acting Excellence at
Edinburgh, which he shared with Lynn Ferguson.
Lethal Weapon, Growing Up Fisher, Twisted, I’m With Her, House of Lies, Alias,
In-Laws, Centre of The Universe, Hot Properties, The Brian Keith Show, Charlie’s Angels, The Jeffersons, Rockford Files, Eight Is Enough, Hawaii 5-0, Waikiki, Magnum P.I., Jake and The Fatman.
Man on the Moon, 50 First Dates, Mod Squad, Dirty Deeds, Underclassman, Caliban Remix (short) Take Me With You (short) and The Ghosts of Los Angeles (short)
As a film producer Mark has co- produced three shorts all with Drums and Thunder Films. This is his debut as a film director.