Awards/Publications/Press

AWARDS
It is Done: Outstanding Los Angeles production of 2012, The Huffington Post
Lying Naked: Winner, Outstanding Playwriting of a One Act, Planet Connection Festivity (2010)
I’m in Love with your Wife: Winner, Outstanding Playwriting of a New Script, Midtown International Theater Festival (2007)

PUBLICATIONS
America’s Brightest Star: Applause Books 2014 Best Contemporary Monologues for Women 18-35.
America’s Brightest Star and It is Done: Smith & Kraus 2013 Best Annual Stage Monologues for Men and Women.
It is Done, available for purchase from Original Works Publishing.
The Third Date and Lying Naked: Turn the Page: two one-act plays about Closure. Original Works Publishing.

PRESS
December 31, 2012 – The Hollywood production if It is Done named one of the top theater productions of 2012 by Brad Schreiber of The Huffington Post.

October 23, 2012 –  Review of America’s Brightest Star – “Goldberg’s impudent and cheeky comedy makes great fun out of America’s love/hate relationship with fame and reality television…America’s Brightest Star is an impressive beginning for Railroad Playhouse.  It would be a shame to let this play leave the station without seeing it.”  Cynthia O. Topps, Times Herald Record

October 22, 2012 – Review of America’s Brightest Star – “A ripe multi-media rapid-fire-succession stage-show embedded with mature scenes…Goldberg developed a dialogue littered with double entendres twirling alongside a subtle metaphor about the life of bees…The play is both funny and avant-garde.” Happy Hudson Valley

October 19, 2012 – Review of America’s Brightest Star – “A carefully crafted tale of innocence inside a laugh out loud dark comedy that by the end, has you somehow rooting for each character.”  Jay Long, Hudson Valley Insider

June 2012 – Review of It is Done: “With a nod to Stephen King and a bow to Edgar Allen Poe, this one act is really fun and great theater.” Patricia Foster Rye, Larchmont Chronicle.

May 24, 2012 – Review of It is Done: “Alex Goldberg’s haunting and very well-conceived drama…can join that august list of nontraditional top shows…A welcome addition to terrific theater staged without a theater.” Brad Schreiber, The Huffington Post

May 22, 2012 – Review of It is Done: “Goldberg’s delightfully creepy play is a little gem…A moody thriller…the play bends from a gritty Sam Shepard treatise on bourbon-swilling social outcasts to a Rod Serling script for an old “Twilight Zone,” complete with Hank Williams and his twanging guitar whining away on an ancient jukebox.” Travis Michael Holder, Back Stage Magazine West

May 21, 2012 – Review of It is Done: “Alex Goldberg’s edge-of-your-seat thriller…packs one hell of a wallop…With its truly surprising twists and turns, Goldberg’s thriller is a gasp-worthy winner.” Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA

May 17, 2012 – Review of It is Done: “Alex Goldberg (has a) gift for dialogue…The twist in It is Done is undeniably creepy…I hadn’t seen it coming, and surprise goes a long way with someone raised on ‘70s sitcoms.” Margaret Gray, Los Angeles Times

May 2012 – Review of It is Done: “Alex Goldberg’s stylish thriller, set in the middle of nowhere, could be a kissing cousin to Jean-Paul Sartre’s 1944 existentialist drama, No Exit.” Dale Reynolds, Stage Happenings

May 16, 2012 – Review of Lying Naked: “Two good actors and a well-written script make Lying Naked a strong, enjoyable theater experience.”   Matt Frey, Mid-Hudson Times.

May 15, 2012 – Article about making the site-specific play It is DoneIt is Done Got Done by Raising the Bar – L.A. Stage Times

November 22, 2011 – Review of It is Done: “It Is Done is a show like no other. It is terrifying and hilarious and thought provoking all at once.”  Kimberly Laurenne, Show Business Weekly

November 16, 2011 –Review for It is Done:It is Done will thrill you, surprise you, and have you walking away shaking a bit in your boots…As an active playgoer, I see a lot of shows and normally I can “see it coming.”  This one completely blindsided me especially the ending.  Although it works well in an actual bar, this could go on to a full sized Off-Broadway theater; it’s that good.”  Karen Nowosad, Newark Theater Examiner

November 16, 2011 –  BACKSTAGE.COM CRITIC’S PICK: “Vague supernaturalism, whiskey, and Hank Williams on the jukebox make this Sam Shepard’s stomping ground, but Goldberg keeps a sure footing. The playwright has a keen gift for dark humor, as well as an enthralling style of slowly unspooling information. Ojeda’s performance drives the production, featuring densely textured line readings that make each word sound like its own sentence. She plays Ruby as the ultimate alpha female, zipping ably among the seductive, comical, and dangerous aspects of her character while leading poor Jonas (and us) to whatever grotesque place she pleases.” Mitch Montgomery, Back Stage

November 16, 2011 – Review of It is Done: “Tom Wojtunik’s direction is fabulous…The actors all come through with strong performances.  By putting the audience in the midst of the action the creepiness factor is upped, the tension is tightened and the payoff is higher.  If you’re looking for something different, you’ll find it here.  If you’re looking for a good night of theatre with a twist – this is it.  Either way, It Is Done gets it done.”  Karen Tortora-Lee, The Happiest Medium,

November 14, 2011 – Review of It is Done: “I really enjoyed this piece.  It was fantastic.  I found it much better written than many other things I’ve seen lately.”  Michael Portantiere, Broadway Radio

November 16, 2011 – Review of It is Done: “Alex Goldberg has written a compelling, not to mention scary, play about human nature.  Director Tom Wojtunik wonderfully brings out the other side of all of the characters.  Hats off to Catia Ojeda for so amazingly dominating the action of this unconventional story.”  Ed Malin, nytheatre.com

November 17, 2011 – Review of It is Done “An intimate, engaging comedy-thriller.  It Is Done is a fun, entertaining ninety minutes of theater that takes advantage of its site-specificity without feeling gimmicky — and as a bonus, each ticket comes with a free drink.”  This Week in New York,

November 9, 2011 – Review of It is Done, New York City: “Goldberg has written a smart script that entertains from start to finish.  I’d honestly go see this show again — It’s a fantastic outing for any New York theatergoer, and perfect for a date or an evening with friends.  There is quality throughout this production and I highly recommend you check it out.”  Ben Charles, Theater is Easy.

November 9, 2011 – Review of It is Done, New York City:  “Suspenseful,” with “plenty of laughs along the way…If you enjoy a darkly-humored mystery in an unusual setting, It is Done is worth catching.”  Jennifer Farrar, Associated Press
March 22, 2011 – Review of The Third Date, Raconteur Theatre Company, Columbus, Ohio: “Alex Goldberg’s The Third Date is a gem.  The Third Date fires on all cylinders and is a satisfying, entertaining moving piece.”  Rick Brown, Naked Sunfish.com
March 20, 2011 – Review of The Third Date, Raconteur Theatre Company, Columbus, Ohio: “Chemistry, Timing, Reactions-everything this cast gave to their one-act play was pitch-perfect and a joy to watch.  This was easily my favorite short of the evening.”  Krista B. Threadgill, Theatre Vault
February 6, 2011 – Review of Broad Daylight: “A play that begins one way and then becomes one of the saddest things you’ll ever see.”
 January 24, 2011 – Review of Broad Daylight on Willcall.org: “A truly moving vignette.”
 January 18, 2011 – Daily Breeze – Review of Pick of the Vine: Season 9, featuring Broad Daylight, at Little Fish Theatre in San Pedro, California.
 November 16, 2010 – Cornwall On Hudson.  Railroad Playhouse to open this weekend, featuring staged readings of The Third Date and Broad Daylight.
 August 19, 2010 – Astoria Performing Arts Center announces their tenth anniversary season, including the first staged reading of It is Done.
 
 July 13, 2010 – Lying Naked receives Planet Connection Festivity nominations for Outstanding Actor in a One-Act Dominic Spillane, Outstanding Actress in a One-Act Rosebud Baker, Outstanding Playwriting of a One-Act, and Outstanding Production of a One-Act for Clandestine, an evening of One-Acts.
 
June 20, 2010 – REVIEW of Lying Naked: “The choreography of the bedsheets is almost as good as the witty dialogue and surprising twists all packed into this one act play.” Stephen Tortora-Lee, TheHappiestMedium.com.
  
 March 22, 2010 – Theatremania.com – Lineup announced for Planet Connections Theatre Festivity.
 
February 21, 2010 – Broadway World.com – Broad Daylight to play at Spring EATFest.
 
April 1, 2009 – The Comedy Nerds – An interview about comedy in New York.
 
September 4, 2008 – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Stage Preview: Marathon and Mingle for New Works.  The world premiere of the one-act play The Third Date.
 
June 4, 2008 – Press Box Online – Keeping the Faith: The Pinstripe Prison.  Alex Goldberg and Holter Graham report in a Baltimore Sports publication about life as Orioles fans living in New York.
 
September 12, 2007 – Theatermania.com – “Winners Announced for First Annual MITF Awards.” 
 
August 21, 2007 – REVIEW – ”Alex Goldberg’s Stock Home reminded me of a damn good Lifetime movie, the kind that titillates, makes you lean in a little closer, and ultimately question the prurient elements of desire.”  Sarah Fones, Curtain Rising Magazine
 
August 20, 2007 – Broadway World.com – ”Goldberg Comedy Earns 6 Nominations at MITF Awards.“ 
 
August 16, 2007 – REVIEW: – A provocative and multifaceted piece of work that doesn’t shy away from gallows humor or troublesome conclusions…The three performers are uniformly excellent…Stock Home is a wonderful piece of art, and should be seen.”  Duncan Pflaster, Broadway World.com
 
August 12, 2007 – REVIEW: – “Goldberg is certainly a witty writer, and his wit is especially noticeable in the hands of these three more-than-capable actors.  The actors make Stock Home a worthy evening of theatre.” Amy Lerner, NY Theatre.com
 
August 12, 2007 – New York Times.com – Alex Goldberg interviewed in this video on the FringeNYC opening night party. 
 
August 8, 2007 – Joyhog.com – Playwright Alex Goldberg interviewed in this video blog about FringeNYC. 
 
August 6, 2007 – REVIEW: “A truly funny farce…I’m In Love With Your Wife should be onstage for a much longer run soon.”  Roberta Zlokower, Roberta on the Arts.
 
 
August 4, 2007 – FringeNYC Variety Power Hour – Playwright Alex Goldberg and Director Seth Soloway in an in-depth audio interview (the first interview, roughly 3 minutes in).
 
August 2, 2007 – Broadway Bullet.com  – Interview with playwright Alex Goldberg and  Stock Home actresses Lauren Cook and Megan Tusing on podcast highlighting select FringeNYC shows (click here to download or listen, interview begins 48 minutes into podcast).   To read a transcript, click here.
 
July 30, 2007 – Broadway World.com “Goldberg’s Stock Home Runs as Part of FringeNYC.” 
 
July 22, 2007 – REVIEW: ”Thanks to tight staging, a confident and generous cast, and a democratic script full of dizzy twists, this quick-witted piece revels in its shallowness, and a good time is had by all (except Gary).” Jon Sobel, blogcritics.org. 
 
July 18, 2007 – REVIEW: “I’m in Love With Your Wife, Alex Goldberg’s new screwball comedy about marital infidelity, is very very funny.  Add to that script a talented cast and great director, and you have a hit on your hands.” – Duncan Pflaster, Broadway World.com.
 
July 17, 2007 – TimesSquare.com “MITF Producers Concoct Massive Midtown Fest.”
 
July 12, 2007 – ”Making it in Midtown.”  Ron Palillo is interviewed for Theatermania.com’s coverage of the Midtown International Theatre Festival. 
 
July 9, 2007 – Dr. Ruth wants you to explore sexual fantasy with I’m In Love With Your Wife and Stock Home. 
 
July 2, 2007 – NYTheatre.com  Preview of Stock Home 
 
 
June 20, 2007 – Broadway World.com “Kotter Star Palillo Set for MITF Comedy, Opening 7/16″
 
  
 
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