Alterman, Glenn 1946-

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ALTERMAN, Glenn 1946-

PERSONAL:

Born November 18, 1946, in Brooklyn, NY; son of Harold Alterman (a bar owner). Education: Emerson College, B.S.

ADDRESSES:

Home—400 West 43rd St., No. 7G, New York, NY 10036; fax: 212-967-8930 E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER:

Actor and writer.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Winner of Three Genres Playwrights Contest, with Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda; winner of Bloomington National Playwrights Project competition, with Nobody's Flood.

WRITINGS:

Street Talk: Character Monologues for Actors, Smith & Kraus (Newbury, VT), 1991.

Uptown: Original Monologues, Smith & Kraus (Newbury, VT), 1992.

Two Minutes and Under: Original Character Monologues for Actors, Smith & Kraus (Newbury, VT), 1993.

(Editor) What to Give Your Agent for Christmas: And 100 Other Suggestions for the Working Actor, Smith & Kraus (Lyme, NY), 1995.

Beginnings: Monologues of the Stars, Smith & Kraus (Lyme, NH), 1996.

Promoting Your Acting Career, Allworth Press (New York, NY), 1998.

Two-Minute Monologs: Original Audition Scenes for Professional Actors, Meriwether Publishing (Colorado Springs, CO), 1998.

Creating Your Own Monologue, Allworth Press (New York, NY), 1999.

An Actor's Guide: Making It in New York, Allworth Press (New York, NY), 2002.

More Two Minutes and Under: Character Monologues for Actors, Smith & Kraus (Hanover, NH), 2002.

The Perfect Audition Monologue, Smith & Kraus (Hanover, NH), 2003.

Other books include The Job Book: 100 Acting Jobs for Actors and The Job Book II: 100 Day Jobs for Actors, both published by Smith & Kraus. Work represented in anthologies, including The Best Women's Monologues of 1992. Also author of film scripts.

Also author of the plays including, Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda (one-act; performed in a staged reading in New York, NY, at Primary Stages Theater), published in The Three Genres (college textbook), Prentice-Hall (Tappan, NJ), 6th and 7th editions; The Danger of Strangers, produced at West Bank Café Theater and by Circle Repertory Laboratory in Pittsburgh, PA, at Pittsburgh New Works Festival; Dirty Prayers, produced at West Bank Café Theater; Fifty, with Mickey, performed in a staged reading by American Myth Project in New York, NY, at Primary Stages Theater, produced at West Bank Café Theater; God in Bed, produced by Laboratory Theater Company at West Bank Café Theater; Goin' 'round on Rock Solid Ground, produced by Circle Repertory Laboratory at West Bank Café Theater; Heartstrings (musical), produced on tour of U.S. cities; Kiss Me When It's Over (musical), produced in New York, NY, at La Mama Experimental Theater Club; Nobody's Flood, produced by Bloomington Playwrights Project; Once in a Blue Moon, produced by Circle Repertory Laboratory at Turnip Festival; The Pain in the Poetry, produced at West Bank Café Downstairs Theater; Spilt Milk, performed by Emerging Artists Theater Company, New York, NY; Tourists of the Mindfield, produced at West Bank Café Theater and Second Stage, Playwrights Horizons Theater, New York, NY; Toxic Redemption, produced in a staged reading in New York, NY, at Primary Stages Theater; and Unfamiliar Faces, performed in a staged reading by New York Project in New York, NY, at Primary Stages Theater, produced at West Bank Café Theater, and in New York, NY, at Circle in the Square Downtown.

SIDELIGHTS:

Glenn Alterman told CA: "Most of the books I write are theater-related books. I write primarily for actors and those in the entertainment industry. I was an award-winning actor for twenty-five years, working in film, television, and theater. Many of my insights come from my own experience.

"I've written five books of original monologues. I very much enjoy the monologue form. I even wrote a book for actors wanting to write their own monologues. Aside from the books, I've written both plays and films.

"My main intent now is writing for theater and film. I plan to take the next couple of years off from book writing and focus on plays and films."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Library Journal, February 15, 2000, Howard E. Miller, review of Creating Your Own Monologue, p. 174.

ONLINE

Glenn Alterman Studio,http://www.glennalterman.com (December 10, 2003).

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