by Glenn Alterman

Gays is an evening of theater comprised of gay monologues and short plays. The plays require minimal furniture, just some chairs and a small table will do. The same actors can appear in multiple plays and perform multiple monologues. 

  • Cast Size: Flexible
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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About the Playwright

Glenn Alterman’s plays have been performed in over 200 venues in over 30 states, throughout Europe, and in Asia. New York theaters that have produced his plays include Primary Stages, Samuel French OOB Play Festival, HERE Theater, American Renaissance Theater, Urban Stages, John Drew Theater, Artistic New Directions, Circle Rep Theater, Nylon Fusion Theater, New Circle Theater Company, Gallery Players, Turnip Theater, Polaris North Theater, T. Schrieber Studio, The Workshop Theater Company, Emerging Artists Theater Company, The Village Playwrights, Circle East Theater Company, Ego Actus Theater Company, and The West Bank Café Theater among others.

Other Theaters that have produced his plays include Pittsburgh Rep, Short + Sweet Sydney, Bloomington Playwrights Theater Project, Deep South Writers Conference, Actors Collaborative Toledo ACT, Theater 40 (Beverly Hill Rep), Stray Kats Theater Company, Phoenix Theater, Riverside Theater, Howmet Playhouse/The Playhouse at White Lake, South Street Players, Parrish Players, Orange County (Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center), Cider Hill Playhouse, Playa de Luna, Nantucket Short Play Festival, Birdhouse Theater (winner, Edgefest)West Coast Ensemble, among others

Many of his 31theater related and original monologue books are published by Smith and Kraus Publishers. Other Alterman books and plays are published by Applause Publishing, Playscripts, Heuer Publishing, Allworth Press, Prentice Hall, Pioneer Publishing, Meriwether, and JAC Publications. Many of his short plays and monologues are published in 20 Smith and Kraus “10-Minute Plays” and “Men’s/Women’s” Monologue Anthologies.

Commissions include D.I.F.F.A. (Design Industries Foundation for AIDS) For Heartrstrings, and E. Weissman Productions for the book for the musical, Kiss Me When It’s Over (that starred, was directed by Andre DeShields).

He is a French Arts Grant recipient, the winner of the Arts and Letters Award In Drama, a Jerry Kaufman Award recipient, a 4 time Heideman Award finalist, among many other playwriting awards.

Glenn’s plays and monologues are published by Playscripts, Smith and Kraus Publishers, Prentice Hall, Heuer Publishing, Brooklyn Publishers, and Next Stage Press.

Like Family was optioned by Red Eye Films. His play The Danger of Strangers is presently being filmed by Native Wind Media/Double J Productions. 

Average Rating: 5.0 out of 5 (2 votes)
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Donald Baker

Super collection!

What a super collection of lgbtq+ plays! There is literally something for everyone in this anthology regardless of age or gender expression. Most notable are several great opportunities for actors who are no longer the buff twenty-year-olds they once were. This alone would set Alterman’s work apart from many other plays in the gay genre. Taken together these plays and monologues would be an entertaining and enlightening theatrical experience.

3 years ago
Philip Middleton Williams

For Us All

This collection of short plays and monologues is as varied as the people Glenn Alterman shares with us: young and old; some seemingly content with their lives, and others still searching. There’s a human touch to each of them, and there’s the inescapable certainty that each of them is seeking that most basic need: to be connected with someone, even if it’s only for a brief encounter or a long-awaited reunion. Most of all, they are not afraid to share their feelings and their vulnerabilities, which makes it possible for anyone meeting them to connect and understand. Highly recommended.

3 years ago

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