Awards | Publications | Press


The Zip Code Plays (Including Annexing the Palisades and The Six Pianos of Miradero): Nominee, 2022 Ambie Award for Best Fiction Podcast.
Dinner Theater: Winner, 2019 Dubuque Players One Act Play Competition
Closure: Winner, Best Feature, 2018 D.C. Independent Film Festival
Closure: Winner, 10 Degrees Hotter Award (Best Feature), 2018 The Valley Film Festival, Los Angeles
Closure: Winner, Audience Choice Award, 2018 Austin Indie Fest
Closure: Winner, Audience Choice Award - Drama Feature, 2019 Manhattan Film Fest
Closure: Winner, Best Screenplay, 2018 Austin Indie Fest
Closure: Winner, Best Actress - Catia Ojeda, 2018 Austin Indie Fest
Closure: Winner, Best Actress - Catia Ojeda, 2018 Marbella International Film Festival
It is Done: Outstanding Los Angeles production of 2012, The Huffington Post
Lying Naked: Winner, Outstanding Playwriting of a One Act, 2010 Planet Connection Festivity
I'm in Love with your Wife: Winner, Outstanding Playwriting of a New Script, 2007 Midtown International Theater Festival


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.
Annexing The Palisades, script and radio play available in Fragments Magazine, Spring 2023 issue.
Breakdown in Babel, available for purchase from Stage It! 4: 25+ Ten-Minute Plays. Also available for purchase or free download in the Hearts and Guns Anthology, Qutub Minar Review
Guellen, Kansas, available for purchase from Stage It! 6: 30 Ten-Minute Plays.
It is Done, available for purchase from Original Works Publishing.
Mayor of the 85th Floor, Applause Books 2019 The Best Men's and Women's Monologues from New Plays.
The Third Date and Lying Naked: Turn the Page: two one-act plays about Closure. Original Works Publishing.


July 20, 2023 - Announcement in The Cap Times of World Premiere live performance of GUELLEN, KANSAS at Broom Street Theater in Madison, Wisconsin.

April 20, 2023 - Announcement in Broadway World of production of GUELLEN, KANSAS for TRU Speak Benefit.

December 8, 2021 - Interview with playwright Alex Goldberg, director Lisa Sanaye Dring, and the cast of THE SIX PIANOS OF MIRADERO in Glendale News Press. “Everyone’s got their sordid past and he thought that he successfully buried his, but he was wrong,”

December 1, 2021 - THE SIX PIANOS OF MIRADERO interview with playwrights Alex Goldberg and Peppur Chambers in Pasadena Weekly: "Goldberg’s “Annexing the Palisades” was a highlight of season one... History provided similarly fertile source material when Goldberg, an American Studies major in college, was researching ideas for what became “The Six Pianos of Miradero” — named after the hillside mansion built in 1904 by Leslie C. Brand, the land speculator who, as his wife declares early in the play, put Glendale on the map."

October 29, 2021 - THE SIX PIANOS OF MIRADERO article on Broadway World: "Playwright Alex Goldberg is fascinated by secret L.A. history. In Season One, he explored the true story behind ruins of an abandoned WWII Nazi compound still standing in 90272 (Pacific Palisades). In Season Three, his 91201: Glendale, "The Six Pianos of Miradero" acquaints us with the strange history behind Glendale's Brand Park. Based on true events and historical figures; the play looks at the nature of philanthropy and the true inheritors of Glendale founding father Leslie C. Brand's largesse."

April 15, 2021 - Finger Lakes Times - ANNEXING THE PALISADES will have a stage reading by Geneva Theatre Guild on May 6th as part of their virtual play reading series.

February 3, 2021 - Circling The News - An article about ANNEXING THE PALISADES and the real life story of the Murphy Ranch which inspired the play. 

December 17, 2020 - ANNEXING THE PALISADES review in L.A. Weekly: "Enchanting and original... The Murphy Ranch story was in fact a major scandal after the war, and the piece does a brilliant job of linking it to more recent political actions as well as Los Angeles mythology. It often contains this gem of dialogue: “Before Europe falls, we need a proper balustrade!”"

November 23, 2020 - ANNEXING THE PALISADES review in Los Angeles Times: "Listening to the six stories one after another is like taking a whistle-stop tour of the weirder corners of our diverse metropolis, on an unusually comfortable private bus with surprisingly high-quality audio and multiple tour guides who subscribe to a dizzying variety of dramaturgical approaches... ANNEXING THE PALISADES... is probably the most chilling chapter of the collection."

November 21, 2020 - ANNEXING THE PALISADES review in L.A. Theatre Bites: "Chilling and engaging the entire time… slow burning, but doesn’t get boring or stagnant…powerful... It intrigued me. I gasped. It brought up interesting points. I give Annexing the Palisades an 8.5 out of 10. It’s a great show.”

November 16, 2020 - ANNEXING THE PALISADES review in L.A. Splash Mag: "Often loosely based on real-life events, this sextet is as informative as it is entertaining."

October 29, 2020 - ANNEXING THE PALISADES article in Pali Post: "Pacific Palisades to be featured in 'Zip Code Plays' Podcast Series"

October 13, 2020 - ANNEXING THE PALISADES article on Broadway World: "Set in 1939, this chilling tale based on a little-known piece of L.A. history stars Nike Doukas, Harry Groener and Adrian LaTourelle."

March 6, 2020 - BREAKDOWN IN BABEL a finalist in Stage It! Festival and will be published.

February 4, 2019 - IT IS DONE review: Broadway World: "This mystery is so well written, you will be kept guessing until near the end when the truth is revealed and It Is Done."

February 2, 2019 - IT IS DONE review: Joe Straw #9: "Alex Goldberg’s play is pure entertainment. It is a well-crafted character-driven play that unexpectedly moves in a number of directions up through the final moments of terrifying unpredictability."

January 31, 2019 - IT IS DONE review: Stage Scene L.A.: "Terrific performances and some gasp-worthy twists make Alex Goldberg’s excursion into the outer limits one of T40’s best."

January 25, 2019 - IT IS DONE review: Will Call: "Alex Goldberg has created a play that will, from start to finish, surprise, fascinate and grab you by the throat. Go!"

January 19, 2019 - IT IS DONE review: Splash Magazine: "IT IS DONE is a scary, funny, creepy, cunning show which will grip, surprise, and entertain at the same time."

January 18, 2019 - IT IS DONE review: Los Angeles Times. A shout out for IT IS DONE from the 99 Seat Beat in the L.A. Times.

January 1, 2019 - IT IS DONE review: Broadway World. IT IS DONE opens at Theatre40 in Beverly Hills.

October 15, 2018 - CLOSURE festival win: Catia Ojeda wins Best Actress at Marbella International Film Festival.

October 15, 2018 - IT IS DONE review: Broadway World: "(IT IS DONE)...revs up to a gripping, albeit sinister climax that will keep some audiences on the edge of their seats."

October 13, 2018 - IT IS DONE review: The Indy: Goldberg’s Twilight Zone scripting and repartee makes us wonder long enough just who’s the cat and who’s the mouse in this chilly little trio about unpaid spiritual debts and the high price of collections.

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, 2018MAYOR OF THE 85TH FLOOR review: Los Angeles Times: 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 - CLOSURE review: "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 - CLOSURE review: BroadwayWorld: Alex Goldberg's Closure to Premiere in D.C. Independent Film Festival.


December 31, 2012 - IT IS DONE review: The Hollywood production It is Done named one of the top theater productions of 2012 by Brad Schreiber of The Huffington Post.

October 23, 2012 - AMERICA'S BRIGHTEST STAR review: “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 - AMERICA'S BRIGHTEST STAR review: “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 - AMERICA'S BRIGHTEST STAR review: “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 - IT IS DONE review:: “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, 2012Review 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, 2012Review 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, 2012Review 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 Done"It 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, 2011BACKSTAGE.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,

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

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 "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,

March 22, 2010 - - Lineup announced for Planet Connections Theatre Festivity.

February 21, 2010 - Broadway - 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 - - “Winners Announced for First Annual MITF Awards.” 

August 21, 2007REVIEW - ”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 - ”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

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

August 12, 2007 - New York - Alex Goldberg interviewed in this video on the FringeNYC opening night party. 

August 8, 2007 - - 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 6, 2007 - - “Psychological Drama Stock Home to play NY Fringe Festival.” 

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  - 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 “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, 

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

July 17, 2007 - “MITF Producers Concoct Massive Midtown Fest.”

July 12, 2007 - ”Making it in Midtown.”  Ron Palillo is interviewed for’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 -  Preview of Stock Home 

June 28, 2007 - Broadway  Playwright Alex Goldberg interviewed regarding I’m In Love With Your Wife for the podcast DIY: Vol 01

June 20, 2007 - Broadway “Kotter Star Palillo Set for MITF Comedy, Opening 7/16″

June 8, 2007 - “Action Jesus, Jazz Hand, PB&J, Williamsburg! The Musical Among Titles for 2007 FringeNYC“  

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