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Glenn Alterman

Playwright

Author  of
The Most Published Original Monologues For Actors

Welcome to GlennAltermanPlaywright.com

"Alterman is doing in dramatic terms, what Pablo Picasso did in art"

--Stephen Minot, Editor, Three Genres, The Writing of Literary Prose, Poetry and Plays

 
Glenn is probably best known for his many published original monologues and 10-minute plays. With over 1000 published monologues and ten books of published monologues, he is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records and at RecordSetter.com as “The Author of The Most Published Original Monologues For Actors.”

 

To date he has had nearly 500 productions of his plays, including 200 productions of his original monologues on three continents.

 

Glenn has won over 60 playwriting competitions.  His work has been performed and won honors at Primary Stages, Ensemble Studio Theater (EST), Circle in the Square Downtown, HERE, LaMaMa, Playwrights Horizons, Deep South Writers Conference, Showtime's Act One Playwrights Contest, Pittsburgh New Works festival,  Beverly Hills Rep, The Bloomington Playwrights Project, The Samuel French One-Act Playwrights Competition, The West Bank Café Downstairs Theater, and at many other theaters all over the U.S. and throughout Europe.

 

His work has been published by Playscripts, Smith and Kraus, Applause, Indi Theater Now, JAC Publishing, Meriwether, Prentice Hall, Pearson,  and Skyhorse Publishing.

 

His plays and monologues have appeared in over 30 “Best  of the Year” anthologies.

His most recent book, “Writing The 10-Minute Play” (Limelight Editions, Hal Leonard

Corporation) is now used by many college theater arts departments and acting conservatories.

You can read some of his plays at the NEW PLAY EXCHANGE. https://newplayexchange.org

You can purchase some of his monologues at MONOLOGUE BANK.COM   https://www.monologuebank.com and  at PERFORMERS STUFF.COM  https://performerstuff.com

To learn about Glenn's coaching and seminars click here.

Milestones

WINNER: RECORD-SETTER.COM “Author- Most Published Original Monologues for Actors” (presently 1002 monologues) 

AWARDED: Guinness Book of World Records  “Author- Most Published Original Monologues For Actors”

DITMAS is on track to be the MOST PRODUCED 10-MINUTE PLAY IN THE WORLD.  There have been over twenty five productions already and there are over 50 productions scheduled for 2018 in the  U.S.,  Spain, Germany,  and Israel.  

RECIPIENT Of 2017 FRENCH ARTS GRANT

The grant is “ Pour développer une collection de courtes pièces de theater’ (To develop a collection of short plays).

JERRY KAUMAN AWARD RECIPIENT For SUCH SECRETS, 3 SHORT PLAYS FOR THEATER

….Awarded on the basis of excellence in writing full-length work or shorter pieces for the theater. ….Funds that accompany the awards are to be used by the playwright to further his or her artistic endeavors.

The main judge, ARTHUR GIRON (Former Head of the Graduate Playwriting program/ Carnegie Mellon, founding member of EST)-- “Mr. Alterman, is a playwright, who, in the tradition of Tennessee Williams and William Inge, has the ability to reveal great truths in a deep, quiet voice”.  
The other judges: “Glenn Alterman’s works will grab your attention, please your senses, and delight your soul” “Multi dimensional characters in fascinating situations. Glenn Alterman has a knack for telling a story in very subtle ways; his lovely plays unfold in an organic, natural manner”.

Recently completed THE BEST MONOLOGUES FOR ALL AUDITIONS (AND HOW TO PREPARE FOR THEM!) for Smith and Kraus Publishers, my THIRTIETH  book, my 10th book of original monologues 

Author, Thirty Theater Related Books (including 10 Books of Original Monologues Books.) Click here

 Plays and Monologues Published in THRTY-ONE "Best of the Year Anthologies

 

Awarded Alfred T. Nunez Arts Grant For Playwriting

 

Winner, Arts and Letters Award in Drama (For The Sealing Of Ceil)

 

Winner, Reva Shiner Award, Bloomington Playwrights Project (For Nobody’s Flood)

 

Winner, The Three Genres Playwriting Award (twice)  (For Coulda-Woulda-Shoulda). Includes cash prize,  and publication (in several editions) of the widely used college textbook, “The Three Genres, The Writing Of Poetry, Fiction, and Drama” . The play was used as the “model” of the 10-minute play

 

Winner "Best Play"   (For Second Tiers)- After Folsom Short Play Festival, Berlin, Germany

 

Winner of "Premio - Primer Premio Del Juez"-JUDGES AWARD FIRST PRIZE  (for Time Wounds All Heels), in the Like Family (Al Igual Que La Familia) short play Festival in Barcelona, Spain.

 

Publication, "Writing the 10-Minute Play". Published by Hal Leonard Corporation (Applause). Wrote the book on how to write 10-minute plays. One of the most widely used college theater textbooks on writing 10-minute plays.

 

Playwright Mentor (Instructor/Dramaturg) , Last  Frontier Playwrights Conference, (called Edward Albee Theater Conference then), Valdez, Alaska

 

Co-Chair of the Miramax Playwrights Group

 

Winner-- of over 60 national and international playwriting competitions.

 

Six Time Finalist- Actors Theater of Louisville National 10-Minute Play Contest

 
 

News & Events

 

My play, THE DANGER OF STRANGERS, which originally starred James Gandolfini and Susan Aston, and has received over FORTY productions- was optioned by DOUBLE J PRODUCTIONS, to be made into a fiull length feature film. I will be receiving "Writer" credit.

I have been requested to write a play for an event for URBAN STAGES (New York) on the theme of THE TOURIST TRAP, to be produced in January of 2020

My play YOURS AND MINE (AKA THE PAIN IN THE POETRY) received a production by the PARISH PLAYERS (Thetford, Vermont)- November 7-17th

My play, NOBODY'S FLOOD, winner of the Reva Shiner Award (Susan Atefat Prize), is published/licensed by Heuer Publishing

My book, AN ACTOR'S GUIDE-MAKING IT IN NEW YORK CITY, 3rd EDITION  (Allworth, Skyhorse publications) will be published February, 2020

My latest original monologue (and monologues from my plays)  book, WINNING MONOLOGUES FOR TODAY'S WORLD (AND HOW TO PREPARE THEM) (Smith and Kraus) will be published in early 2020.

My monologue ALICE (from Tourists of the Mindfield) will be published in the upcoming Applause publication, THE BEST WOMEN'S MONOLOGUES OF 2019)

LIKE FAMILY, New Circle Theater Company, (part of the Inferno Project, Greed and Wrath, The Chain Theater, New york City, June 8-23

YOURS AND MINE, Stray Kats Theater Company, June 7-9, Newton, Connecticut

 

SOMETHING PRIVATE (Mary Baldwin Theatre),  May 8-11, Staunton, Virginia

 

TIME WOUNDS ALL HEELS in Luna Dramatique festival at Art Sake Studios in Orlando Florida, April 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th.

My monologue CEIL to be in 100 MONOLOGUES FROM NEW PLAYS - Women (Applause) later in 2019

 

My play BENCHMARKS will be part of Winding Road Theater Ensembles short play festival April 25th through May 5th 

Received A 2019 FRENCH ARTS AWARD to further develop my short plays in my new collection, A BENCH, A TABLE and TWO CHAIRS. All of the plays in the collection received previous productions, won awards and appeared "BEST SHORT PLAYS" anthologies.

 

THREE MONOLOGUES (two from my play AFTER, one from NOBODY'S FLOOD, now published in CONTEMPORARY MONOLOGUES FOR THE NEW THEATER (Applause Theater and Cinema Books)

THE SEALING OF CEIL, the winner of The Arts an Letters Award In Drama, has been OPTIONED for TV

DITMAS was selected (out of over 500 plays) to be in the Pick of the Vine Festival (LITTLE FISH THEATER COMPANY in California).

DITMAS recently received a production at  by NYLON FUSION THEATER COMPANY (New York)  play festival.

THIS IS WHERE I LIVE NOW-  received a staged reading at URBAN STAGES, NYC as part of the HEROES AN VILLAINS festival  

 THE BEST MONOLOGUES FOR ALL AUDITIONS (AND HOW TO PREPARE FOR THEM!) my THIRTIETH  book, my 10th book of original monologues now published --by Smith and Kraus

Interview With The Playbill Collector

 

Commisioned Productions

HEARTSTRINGS 

Commissioned by D.I.F.F.A. (Design Industries Foundation for AIDS) Book for HEARTSTRINGS.
Completed the book for the musical that toured the country (35 cities), cast of 30, including Michelle Pfeiffer, Joel Grey, Marlo Thomas,  Barbara Cook, Tommy Tune, Jason Bateman, Stephen Collins, Julie Hagerty, Linda Lavin, Madeline Potter, Ron Silver, Susan Sarandon and Jennifer Holiday

 

KISS ME WHEN IT'S OVER

Commissioned by E. Weissman Productions  to write the Book (Original Monologues) for KISS ME WHEN IT’S OVER, the musical, that starred  and was directed by Andre DeShields (Wayne Cilento, choreographer) (LaMama)

 

 

 
 

Plays

Glenn Alterman 10 Minute Plays
10 Minute Plays
One-Act Plays
Commissioned Productions
Full Length Plays
Monologue Plays
Film Options

Plays Published at:

New Play Exchange

Contact

For more information, script samples, or rights inquiries, email:

glennman10@gmail.com | Tel: (917) 612-5524

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