Closure: Winner, Best Feature, 2018 D.C. Independent Film Festival
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)
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.
October 6, 2018 – IT IS DONE review: Triangle Arts Review: “Filled with Hawthorne -esque atmosphere and delivery, this creepy show is the perfect play to keep you up all night. Different, unique, and subtly evocative, IT IS DONE is a definite must-see this Halloween season.”
October 5, 2018 – IT IS DONE review: CVNC Online Arts Journal: “A deliciously fun little show… packs a truly satisfying punch… A delightfully spooky and tremendously entertaining little pack of dynamite.”
September 18, 2018 – Los Angeles Times: MAYOR OF THE 85TH FLOOR, a new play by Alex Goldberg, will have its first full staged reading during the Antaeus Theatre Company’s first ever Lab Results: The Antaeus Playwrights Lab Festival.
February 15, 2018 – Review of Closure: “Plenty of movies have skewered the sunbaked air of Los Angeles and the strange people who breathe it – Mick Jackson’s L.A. Story and Robert Altman’s The Player remain two of my favorites – but folks, if you find somewhere showing writer-director Alex Goldberg’s Closure following its world premiere at the DC Independent Film Festival on February 17th, you might want to catch this whimsical gem – and make room for its sardonically witty fish-out-of-Midwestern-water tale on the Hollywood-as-another-planet list.” Elias Savada, Film International
January 22, 2018 – BroadwayWorld: Alex Goldberg’s Closure to Premiere in D.C. Independent Film Festival.
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.
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.