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Glenn Alterman

GLENN ALTERMAN

  

Nationality:    USA
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Glenn Alterman is the author of the Perfect audition Monologue, Two Minutes and Under, Sixty Seconds To Shine- 101 Original One Minute Monologues, Street Talk (Original Character Monologues for actors), Uptown, Two Minutes and Under- (and Volumes 2 and 3), the Job Book- One Hundred acting Jobs For actors, the Job Book 2- One Hundred Day Jobs For actors, What To Give Your agent For Christmas, Two Minute Monologs, Promoting Your acting Career, Creating Your Own Monologue, and an actor's Guide-- Making It In New York. Two Minutes and Under, Street Talk, Uptown, Creating Your Own Monologue, One Hundred acting Jobs For actors, the Job Book 2, and an actor's Guide- Making It In New York City were all "Featured Selections" in the Doubleday Book Club (Fireside Theater and Stage and Screen Division"). Most of his published works have gone on to multiple printings. His plays Like Family and the Pecking Order were optioned by Red eye Films (with alterman writing the screenplay). His play, Solace, was produced off-Broadway by Circle east Theater Company, and presently has several European productions. Solace was recently optioned for European TV. Nobody's Flood won the Bloomington National Playwriting Competition as well as being a finalist in the Key West Playwriting Competition. Coulda-Woulda-Shoulda won the Three Genres Playwriting Competition, twice, (including publication of the play in two separate editions of the Prentice Hall college textbook). It has received several productions around the country. the Pain In the Poetry was recently published in Smith and Kraus' the BeST 10- MINUTe Plays For 2 or More actors. He wrote the book for Heartstrings- the National Tour (commissioned by the Design Industries Foundation For aids), a thirty-five city tour that starred Michelle Pfeiffer, Ron Silver, Christopher Reeve, Susan Sarandon, Marlo Thomas and SAndy Duncan (among others). Other plays include Kiss Me When It's Over (commissioned by e. Weissman Productions) starring and directed by andre DeShields, Tourists of the Mindfield (finalist in the L. arnold Weissberger Playwriting Competition at New Dramatists), and Street Talk/Uptown (based on his monologue books), produced at the West Coast ensemble. Goin' Round On Rock Solid Ground, Unfamiliar Faces, and Words Unspoken were all finalists at the actor's Theater of Louisville. Spilt Milk received its premiere at the Beverly Hills Rep/Theater 40 in Los Angeles and was selected to participate in the Samuel French One-act Festival (twice). It's had over 20 productions. the Danger of Strangers won Honorable Mention in both the Deep South Writers Conference Competition and the Pittsburgh New Works Festival, and was a finalist in the George R. Kernodle Contest. there have been over 15 productions including Circle Rep Lab and the West Bank Downstairs Theater Bar (starring the Soprano's James Gandolphini). His plays have been performed at Primary Stages, Circle in the Square Downtown, the Turnip Festival, HeRe, LaMama, at the Duplex, Playwrights Horizons, as well as at many other Theaters around the country. Glenn has lectured and taught at such diverse places as the Edward albee Theater Conference (Valdez, alaska), Southampton College, Governors School For the Arts (Old Dominion University), the School For Film and Television, Western Connecticut State College, Broadway artists alliance, the School For Professional actors, Star Map acting School of Long Island, the Dramatists Guild, the Learning Annex, the Screen actors Guild, the Seminar Center, in the Boston Public School System, as well as at many acting schools and colleges all over the country. He presently lives in New York City where he coaches actors, writes plays, books and screenplays, and acts in TV commercials and film. Glenn Alterman is now listed with the Guinness Book of World Records as the author of the most published original monologues" (10 books of original monologues). He is also listed with recordsetter.com in the same category. To celebrate, The Drama Book Shop in New York City, has honored him with an in-store display of his original monologue books and the listings certificates (Oct 2013).

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        After         Alfred         And Then         Benchmarks         Coulda-Woulda-Shoulda         Danger Of Strangers         Ditmas         God In Bed         Goin' Round on Rock Solid Ground         Kindness of Enemies, The         Little Love Goes a Long Way, A         Nobody's Flood         Pain In the Poetry, The         Sealing Of Ceil, The         Second Tiers         Sorry Doesn't Have to Mean Good Bye-Bye         Steven: from God In Bed         Time Wounds All Heels         Tourists of the Minefield         Unfamiliar Faces         Words Unspoken         Yours and Mine



After

After
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After has been selected to be included in a special event, Re-inventing Family, eight short plays to celebrate Gay Pride

1st Produced:
LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC     24 Jun 2015

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1st Published:
in the Best Ten-Minute Plays 2011, Smith & Kraus; (June 1, 2012)   978-1575257822

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Gay, one act

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Alfred

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in Volume III of 'interJACtions: Monologues from the Heart of Human Nature.' JAC Publications, Burlington, Massachusetts   -

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Genre:
monologue

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And Then

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The play was selected to be part of the Gallery Players 2016 Black Box New Play Festival

1st Produced:
Gallery Players. New York, NY     16 Jun 2016

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Benchmarks

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1st Produced:
T. Schrieber Theater. New York, NY     27 Jan 2016

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Genre:
short play

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Coulda-Woulda-Shoulda

Synopsis:
Cy and Yetta are having aquarrel about their son Marty. Marty bursts into the room to reveal that they're interrupting the play he's presently writing about their quarreling. they're bickering about the play within the play is the play.

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1st Published:
Prentice Hall THRee GeNReS, the Writing of Poetry, Fiction, and Drama, 1998   978- 134919297

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Genre:
comedy Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Danger Of Strangers

Synopsis:
A woman looking out her window sees a man on a pay phone and decides to invite him up for some coffee or perhaps something more; much more.

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1st Produced:
Theatre 76, Brussels, Belgium     2013

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1st Published:
http://www.indietheaternow.com/Play/the-danger-of-strangers   -

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Genre:
25 min one act

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Ditmas

Synopsis:
Sharon is drunk and falls off her bar stool. A kindly stranger comes to her aid

Notes:
Village Playwrights' celebration event of Gay Pride

1st Produced:
Village Playwrights. New York, NY     22 Jun 2016

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Genre:
LGBT full length

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God In Bed

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1st Published:
in Best Contemporary Monologues For Kids Ages 7-15 (Applause Theater and Cinema Books)   -

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monologue

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Goin' Round on Rock Solid Ground

Synopsis:
http://www.indietheaternow.com/Play/the-danger-of-strangers

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http://www.indietheaternow.com/Play/goin-round-on-rock-solid-ground   -

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Genre:
22 min one act

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Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Kindness of Enemies, The

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The play was developed at The Workshop Theater and Circle East.

1st Produced:
[reading] Lama Theater Company/Kraine Theater. New York, NY     14 Dec 2015

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Little Love Goes a Long Way, A

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This one person play has been selected to participate in the ROAR! Festival. It was originally developed at Circle Rep Theater Company and then later at the Workshop Theater in New York.

1st Produced:
Riverside Theater. Iowa City, NY     04 Mar 2016

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Nobody's Flood

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1st Produced:
Bloomington Playwrights Project, In, Usa    

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Pain In the Poetry, The

Pain In the Poetry, The
Sheridan admits out to his wife that he has secretly been a playwright for the last 2 years. She is willing to forgive him until something is accidentally revealed that threatens their relationship.

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1st Published:
in 2009: the Best 10-Minute Plays for Two or More actors, Smith & Kraus (December 1, 2009)   978-1575257594

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Genre:
absurd comedy Ten Min

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Sealing Of Ceil, The

Synopsis:
there's been a murder in Ceils apartment building in New York City. Ceil is terrified. Her abusive husband, Mike, is of little comfort to her. Ceil is befriended by a neighbor, Fran, and Hank, a man she just met at a bar. Things seem to be getting stranger and more terrifying in Ceils life. Both Fran and Hank help Ceil to handle her fears and come to terms with her relationship with Mike.

Notes:
Winner of the Arts And Letters Award In Drama. First production was A student production At Georgia State University in Georgia in March of 2008

1st Produced:
Georgia College And State University     14 Mar 2008

Organisations:
Georgia College and State University

1st Published:
Published In the Arts and Letters Journal Of Contemporary Culture   ISSN 15234592

Music:
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Genre:
thriller One act

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Second Tiers

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1st Published:
in 2012, the Best 10-Minute Plays, Smith and Kraus Publishers   -

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ten min

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Sorry Doesn't Have to Mean Good Bye-Bye

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1st Produced:
New Lights Theater, New Delhi, India     2014

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Steven: from God In Bed

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1st Produced:
-     2015

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1st Published:
in Young Men's Monologues 2015-2016 (Pioneer Drama, publishers)   -

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Time Wounds All Heels

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First Prize in the Like Family (Al Igual Que La Familia) play Festival in Barcelona, Spain.

1st Produced:
-     2015

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1st Published:
included in The Best 10-Minute Plays of 2016 (Smith and Kraus)   -

Music:
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ten min play

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Tourists of the Minefield

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
-     2013

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1st Published:
in Best Contemporary Monologues For Kids Ages 7-15 (Applause Theater and Cinema Books)   -

Music:
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Genre:
monologue

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Unfamiliar Faces

Synopsis:
"as the end of the world is set in stone, at least according to the Mayan calendar, it became an interesting theme for a short play festival. But I didn't want to limit the series to plays about hellfire or brimstone," says Scott C. Sickles, artistic director of the WorkShop theater Company. "Instead, I asked playwrights to consider cataclysms great and small. We have six plays that offer a wide array of interpretations regarding what constitutes an apocalypse. To one person it can be the "loss of a loved one, to another it's the loss of a favorite TV show." the plays, all penned by WorkShop theater Company playwrights, feature the talent of seventeen actors and 6 noteworthy directors: all My Problems by Laurie Graff, directed by Fritz Brekeller; Nero, Seneca, agrippina, and apples by Walter Brandes, directed by Eddie antar; Save the Veal by Michael Lazan, directed by David Gautschy; Unfamiliar Faces by Glenn alterman, directed by Keith Greer; Unintelligent Life by John McKinney, directed by Kelly Johnston; and Winter Retreat by abigail Somma, directed by Ryan Lee.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
part of It's the end of the World As We Know It

1st Produced:
WorkShop theater
312 West 36th Street, 4th floor, New York, NY 10018     07 Jun 2012

Organisations:
WorkShop Theatre Company

1st Published:
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Genre:
short play

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Words Unspoken

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Ten Min

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Yours and Mine

Synopsis:
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Notes:
The play was originally developed at the Miramax Playwrights Group

1st Produced:
Pigs Do Fly Productions. Fort Lauderdale, FL     01 Mar 2016

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1st Published:
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