GLENN ALTERMAN BIO
Glenn Alterman is a multi-award winning playwright, the author of twenty-nine theater related books (including nine books of original monologues), a screen writer, and a highly respected monologue/audition acting coach. His most recent book, Writing The Ten-Minute Play (Applause Cinema and Theater Books), is presently used in over 30 college playwriting courses. Most of his published works have gone on to multiple printings.
As a playwright, Mr. Alterman is the recipient of the first Julio T. Nunez Artist’s Grant, The Arts and Letters Award in Drama, the Bloomington Playwrights Project Award (Reva Shiner Award) and have won over 50 playwriting awards, including being a five-time finalist at The Actor’s Theater of Louisville, Ten- Minute Play Competition.
He holds the world record for being “The Author of The Most Published Original Monologues For Actors” (RecordSetter.com and soon The Guinness Book of World Records)
His plays and monologues have appeared in over 30 Best Play, Best Short Play and Best Monologue anthologies.
Mr. Alterman’s 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 the Circle East Theater Company (formerly Circle Rep Theater Company)..
Coulda-Woulda-Shoulda won the Three Genres Playwriting Competition twice. The prize included publication of the play (along with plays by Albee and Inge) in the Prentice Hall textbook The Writing of Poetry, Prose and Drama, one of the most widely used writing textbooks in colleges today
Mr. Alterman wrote the book for Heartstrings: The National Tour (commissioned by DIFFA, 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 André De Shields; 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.
Mr. Alterman’s work has been performed at Primary Stages, Ensemble Studio Theater (EST), Circle in the Square Downtown, HERE, LaMaMa, in the Turnip Festival, at the Duplex, Playwrights Horizons, at several theaters on Theater Row in New York, as well as at many theaters around the country.