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Glenn Alterman
Glenn Alterman is a multi- award winning playwright, the author of thirty theater related books (including 10 books of original monologues, and monologues from his published plays), a screenwriter, and a highly respected monologue?audition acting coach.

Mr. Alterman is the recipient of a 2017 and 2018 French Arts Grant to ldquodevelop a collection of short playsrdquo. Most recently he was chosen as a Jerry Kaufman Award Recipient.

He received the first Julio T. Nunez Artistrsquos Grant, The Arts and Letters Award in Drama, the Bloomington Playwrights Project Award (Reva Shiner Award) and has won over 60 playwriting awards, including being a five-time finalist at The Actorrsquos Theater of Louisville, Ten- Minute Play Competition.

He holds the world record for being ldquoThe Author of The Most Published Original Monologues For Actorsrdquo ( and soon The Guinness Book of World Records).

His plays and monologues have appeared in over 40 Best Play, Best Short Play and Best Monologue anthologies.

He recently had his 31st book published, The Best Monologues For All Auditions (And How To Prepare For Them!) (Smith and Kraus)

His plays and monologues have been selected?published in over 40 ldquoBest of... Anthologiesrdquo

Coulda-Woulda-Shoulda won the Three Genres Playwriting Competition- twice. The prize included ongoing publication of the play (along with plays by Edward Albee and William Inge) in the Prentice Hall college textbook The Writing of Poetry, Prose and Drama. It is 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, and Susan Sarandon, among others. Other plays include Kiss Me When Itrsquos Over starring and directed by Andreacute 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. Altermanrsquos work has been performed at Primary Stages, Ensemble Studio Theater (EST), Circle in the Square Downtown, Playwrights Horizons, HERE, LaMaMa, Circle Repertory Theater Company, at the Duplex, Playwrights Horizons, at several theaters on Theater Row in New York, as well as at many theaters around the country and on three continents.

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Finding the right audition monologue can be crucial to an actor's career. The audition monologue is an important marketing tool that introduces and showcases an actor's talent to agents, casting directors, and producers. In this book, Glenn Altermen covers every aspect of the monologue audition, from entrance to exit.
Powerful character monologues for men and women in auditions. Including such characters as: Robert; an angst-ridden billionaire, Sid; a manipulative, loud, talent agent, Lila; an earthy, over-the-hill, exotic dancer, Tony; an unaware male chauvinist romantic, Beth; she's prim, proper, and extremely paranoid, Vince; a cynical New York... read more

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