Glenn Alterman

Glenn Alterman is the author of 29 theater related books, including 10 books of original monologues. His books include Two Minutes and Under -- Original Monologues For Actors (Volumes, 1, 2, and 3), Uptown, Street Talk (More Original Character Monologues for Actors), 101 Original One Minute Monologues For Actors, 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 Monologues, Promoting Your Acting Career, Creating Your Own Monologue, The Perfect Audition Monologue, Glenn Alterman's Secrets To Successful Cold Readings, and An Actor's Guide -- Making It In New York.

He is listed in the Guinness book of World Records and as the "Author of the Most Published Original Monologues For Actors." He won the first Julio T. Nunez Artists Grant, as well as winning the Arts and Letters Award In Drama. Most recently he received an Arts Grant from the French Arts commission to develop a new play.

His play, Solace was produced off-Broadway by Circle East Theater Company, and presently has several European productions.

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 five separate editions of the Prentice Hall college textbook). 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, Susan Sarandon, Marlo Thomas and Sandy Duncan.

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.

His plays and monologues have been included in over 30 "Best Play" and "Best Monologues" anthologies. Going Round On Rock Solid Ground, Unfamiliar Faces, and Words Unspoken were all finalists at the Actors 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 had over 20 productions. The Danger of Strangers has won and received Honorable Mention in The Deep South Writers Conference Competition, the Pittsburgh New Works Festival and the George R. Kernodle Contest. There have been over 55 productions, including Circle Rep Lab, and The West Bank Downstairs Theater Bar (starring The Sopranos' James Gandolfini).

His plays has been performed at Primary Stages, Circle in The Square Downtown, The Turnip Festival, HERE, Ensemble Studio Theater, LaMama, at the Duplex, Playwrights Horizons, at several theaters on Theater Row in New York, as well as at many other theaters around the country and in Europe.

He is one of the country's foremost monologue and audition coaches and was named "The Best Monologue/Audition coach in the tri state area" by Theater Resources magazine, and first runner up as "The Best Private Acting Coach in New York," by the readers of Backstage magazine.

Mr. Alterman 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, Star Map Acting School of Long Island, Broadway Artists Alliance, the Dramatists Guild, The Learning Annex, The Screen Actors Guild, AFTRA, The Seminar Center as well as at many acting schools and colleges all over the country and in Europe.

Plays by Glenn Alterman