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First Public Reading of MAYOR OF THE 85TH FLOOR

MAYOR OF THE 85TH FLOOR, a dark comedic play, will have it’s first full staged reading as part of the Antaeus Theatre Company’s LAB RESULTS: The Antaeus Playwrights Lab Festival.


This dystopian story set in the near (and hopefully avoidable) future is about a young woman who lives among other squatters in the Empire State Building and must decide whether her future is to remain in the building or risk it all to move outside the crumbling city. The reading will be directed by Asaad Kelada. The play is an O’Neill Semifinalist.

September 29
Antaeus Theatre Company
Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center
110 E. Broadway
Glendale, CA

Tickets can be purchased on the Antaeus website.


IT IS DONE – now available!

IT IS DONE the play is now available for purchase!


There are a variety of ways to get the book:

If you have already purchased the book, thank you! And if you feel so inclined, a comment or review on Amazon is much appreciated.


IT IS DONE Now Available For Pre-Order

It is Done, a dark comedic thriller which had productions in New York and Los Angeles, is now available for pre-order in print by Original Works Publishing. The critically acclaimed play was named one of the top productions of 2012 in Los Angeles by The Huffington Post.

“It is Done will thrill you, surprise you, and have you walking away shaking a bit in your boots” Newark Theater Examiner

BACKSTAGE.COM CRITIC’S PICK: “The playwright has a keen gift for dark humor, as well as an enthralling style of slowly unspooling information.” Back Stage Magazine East

“Alex Goldberg (has a) gift for dialogue… The twist in It is Done is undeniably creepy.” Los Angeles Times

“A moody thriller… Goldberg’s delightfully creepy play is a little gem.” Back Stage Magazine West

“It is Done…it is a must do!” KPCC, 89.3 FM

“Haunting and very well-conceived.” The Huffington Post

“Really fun and great theater.” Larchmont Chronicle

“With its truly surprising twists and turns, Goldberg’s thriller is a gasp-worthy winner.” Stage Scene LA

“It Is Done is a show like no other. It is terrifying and hilarious and thought provoking all at once.” Show Business Weekly

“A smart script that entertains from start to finish.” Theater is Easy

“A tidy little thriller…(with) plenty of laughs along the way” Associated Press

“A compelling, not to mention scary, play about human nature.” nytheatre.com

“An intimate, engaging comedy-thriller.” This Week in New York

“An intriguing and involving work.” Stage Buzz.com

“A fun ride.” Electronic Link Journal

Purchase your copy today:



IT IS DONE to be published

IT IS DONE, a dark comic thriller about three strangers trapped in a bar in the middle of nowhere, will be published by Original Works Publishing.


The play premiered in 2011 at The Mean Fiddler in New York City, and the West Coast premiere followed in 2012 at The Pig n’ Whistle bar in Hollywood. The West Coast version was named one of the top productions of the year by The Huffington Post.

A release date will be announced soon. The play will be available in print and in online form.

STOCK HOME in Chicago

Stock Home, a dark (VERY dark) comedy about an unmarried couple and their decision to expand their family, will have a staged reading in Chicago on Monday, February 22nd at 8:00pm.  The reading is produced by Mind the Gap Productions, a wonderful new Chicago independent theater company.  Details:

Date: Monday, February 22, 2010
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Black Rock Pub & Kitchen
Street: 3614 N. Damen Avenue

There are food and drink specials, and they ask for a suggested donation of a buck.

A lot of little updates

Naturally, things slow down in the summer (with the exception of molasses and wet concrete, both of which come to a complete stop in summer).  However, things are happening and without specific concrete dates in mind, there are definitely updates with various writing projects:

* BREAKDOWN IN BABEL is currently being adapted into a graphic novel by Gus Ferrari.  In addition, it is being rewritten as a short film and will be shot this fall.

* BROAD DAYLIGHT, an unproduced short play, is currently being translated and adapted for the world premiere in Taiwan.

* THE FINAL JEW, an unproduced full-length play, will get a staged public reading with a wonderful theater company during their 2009-10 reading series.

* STOCK HOME will get a staged public reading with a wonderful theater company in Chicago during their 2009-10 reading series for consideration in their following season.

* THE ADVENTURES OF RICK BRICKMAN, a sitcom pilot co-written with Michael Pace, has made it through the first three rounds of a writing competition, and out of hundreds is one of the remaining 25 scripts under consideration.

More updates to come, and more new writing projects are underway.