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Monologue Plays

Glenn Alterman

GOD IN BED

 

SYNOPSIS

Productions created for theater companies from Alterman’s  10 monologue books. Each production is contoured to the needs of the specific company.

 

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Cast from company members or for specific productions.

 

SETTING

Depending on the needs of the theater company or the producer/director. Have ranged from circus settings to insane asylums to bars, etc.

 

 

DEVELOPMENT

Developed over many years by Circle Rep Theater, Vital Theater, Emerging Artists Theater, American Renaissance Theater, Alice’s 4the Floor. Starting with the first book of original monologues Street Talk to the last book Monologues For Every Audition. Over 1000 monologues to choose from when developing a production.

 

PRODUCTIONS

Over 300 productions of Alterman Monologues from books of original monologues (U.S.A., Paris, Barcelona, Berlin,  India, etc) Productions in the U.S. include:

Circle Repertory Company

The Workshop Theater Company

West Bank Café Theater, and many others

"These monologues are incredible, really!"

-Lewis Black, comedian, M.C West Bank Cafe Downstairs Theater

 

"Each one is a gem. Beautiful writing." 

-Craig Lucas, playwright

 

 

STREET TALK

 

SYNOPSIS

An evening of monologues from Alterman's book: “Street Talk, Original Monologues for Actors.”

 

CAST OF CHARACTERS

The cast was comprised of actors that could play multiple roles (multiple monologues)

 

DEVELOPMENT

The monologues were developed at Circle Rep Theater

 

PRODUCTION

West Coast Ensemble, Los Angeles

KD Studio Theater, Texas

 

 

WE, THE PEOPLE, A CONFESSION

 

SYNOPSIS

An evening of Glenn Alterman and Eric Bogosian monologues.

 

CAST OF CHARACTERS

The cast were chosen from auditions. Actors had to play multiple roles (several different monologues)

 

DEVELOPMENT

Monologues developed at Circle Rep  and the American Renaissance Theater.

 

 

PRODUCTIONS

 The Poet's Loft, Boiler Room Productions. Philadelphia

 

 

ALTERMAN'S MONOLOGUES

 

SYNOPSIS

From Glenn Alterman's books “Two Minutes and Under” and “Street Talk.”

 

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Actors auditioned and were selected for the ability to play multiple roles

 

DEVELOPMENT

Monologues originally developed at Circle Rep

 

PRODUCTION

Rhinebeck Theater Society Readers Theater.

 

MONOLOGUES FOR THE AIDS EPIDEMIC…LIVES OF AN EPIDEMIC

 

SYNOPSIS

Monologues from Alterman books that dealt with AIDS related subjects

 

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Cast with actors who fit the roles.

 

DEVELOPMENT

Monologues were developed at Circle Rep Company, Emerging Artists Theater Company, American Renaissance Theater Company

 

PRODUCTION

A.I.D.S. (Artists Incorporating Disease Sanity) Theater Company, Desert Imax Theater

 

 

VISITS TO THE FEATHER BALL

 

SYNOPSIS

Monologues from Alterman book, Street Talk, Original Monologues For Actors

 

CAST OF CHARACTERS

A group of actors cast from auditions

 

SETTING

An empty stage. Actors perform monologues in different areas with different lighting effects

 

DEVELOPMENT

All monologues developed in Wynn Handman acting class in New York City

 

PRODUCTION

Tyson Studio, New York City

 

 

A LITTLE LOVES GOES A LONG WAY (1W)

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Helen is an unhappily married woman. One night, her new next door neighbor knocks on her door. When she opens her door she meets, Hal, her new neighbor. He’s charming, attractive and two inches tall. A relationship begins.

 

CAST OF CHARACTERS


HELEN- Can be in played by an actress in her early 40’s to early 60’s

 

DEVELOPMENT

Originally developed at Circle Rep Theater. Later developed at The Miramax Playwrights Group, The Workshop The Workshop Theater

 

PRODUCTIONS

Circle Rep Theater with Lynn Cohen, later Scotty Bloch

Included in Kiss Me When It’s Over- with Helen Hanft at LaMama, Directed by Andre deShields

Riverside Theater, Included in ROAR Festival, Iowa

Included in Darkhorse Dramatists festival, Write From The Heart

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

                   Robyn Calhoun In A little Love Goes A Long Way  (Riverside Theater)

                                                                                        Iowa City, Iowa

INDIVIDUAL PUBLISHED MONOLOGUES

“EDITH”

Monologue from play “Spilt Milk,” included in THE BEST WOMEN’S MONOLOGUES OF 1992.

“HELENA” (From “GOD IN BED”)

Published in AUDITION MONOLOGUES FOR  YOUNG WOMEN  (Merriwether Publishers)

Contemporary Monologues for Young Women

“JOANNA” and “HEATHER” (From “GOD IN BED”)

Published in AUDITION MONOLOGUES FOR YOUNG WOMEN #2  (Merriwether Publishers)

 

“ILSA” ((From “TOURISTS OF THE MINDFIELD)

Published in THE BEST WOMEN’S MONOLOGUES of 2014) (Smith and Kraus) and

100 CONTEMPORARY MONOLOGUES FOR WOMEN 18-35  (Applause)

KENDRA and LILY

two original monologues. Published in VOLUME III  of InterJACtions; MONOLOGUES FROM THE HEART OF HUMAN NATURE (Jac Publications and Productions) "

“STEVEN” (From “GOD IN BED”) in YOUNG MENS MONOLOGUES 2015-2016 (Pioneer Publishers)

“JANE”  (From CLOSED WINDOWS, OPENED DOORS)

Published in THE BEST WOMENS MONOLOGUES OF 2017 (Smith and Kraus)

“STEPHANIE” (From TOURISTS OF THE MINDFIELD)  (BEST CONTEMPORARY MONOLOGUES FOR KIDS  (Applause Publishers)

“HEATHER” (From GOD IN BED) Published in AUDITION MONOLOGUES FOR YOUNG WOMEN #2 (Meriwether Publishing)

“TELLY”  (FROM BENCHMARKS) Published in 222 COMEDY MONOLOGUES  TWO MINUTES AND UNDER, VOLUME 5  (Smith and Kraus) 

"1" (From THE KINDNESS OF ENEMIES) Published in 222 COMEDY MONOLOGUES TWO MINUTES AND UNDER (Smith and Kraus)

"TOM" (From AFTER)  Published in CONTEMPORARY MONOLOGUES FOR NEW THEATER (Smith and Kraus)

"TERRY" (From AFTER)  Published in CONTEMPORARY MONOLOGUES FOR NEW THEATER (Applause Theater and Cinema Books)

"BARRY" (From NOBODY'S FLOOD)  Published in CONTEMPORARY MONOLOGUES FOR NEW THEATER (Applause Theater and Cinema Books)

WINNER: RECORD-SETTER.COM “Author - Most Published Original Monologues for Actors” (presently 780 monologues) 

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