Aliza Goldstein

Aliza Goldstein

Aliza Goldstein is an Orange County, CA-based playwright originally hailing from Northeast Florida. She holds a B.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from New York University with a double Major in Anthropology (class of 2013). She has a day job in the games industry and has served as lead localization editor on a number of top-charting mobile titles.

​Aliza's work has been performed at theaters across...
Aliza Goldstein is an Orange County, CA-based playwright originally hailing from Northeast Florida. She holds a B.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from New York University with a double Major in Anthropology (class of 2013). She has a day job in the games industry and has served as lead localization editor on a number of top-charting mobile titles.

​Aliza's work has been performed at theaters across the country, including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., but most often at the Blank Theatre Company in Los Angeles, CA. She has been awarded the 2013 John Golden Prize for Undergraduate Playwriting, the 2015 Ebell of Los Angeles Playwright Prize, and the 2017 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Ted Schmitt Award for the World Premiere of an Outstanding New Play.

Plays

  • A Singular They
    **Now available via Stage Rights! Link in play profile.**
    While making up for missed classes, an intersex teenager strikes up a rapport with their biology teacher, who provides much-needed validation for their skepticism about surgically “normalizing” their body, and – perhaps dangerously – treats them like an adult.
  • All New Cells
    When Nils's ex-girlfriend commits suicide, she drags him back into a toxic online roleplay scene he swore he'd never return to. He'd been doing okay sticking to his seven-year plan for getting over their breakup - but now, everyone either blames him or expects him to have answers, and he's getting nasty anonymous messages that might be coming from beyond the grave.
  • Allan Chang is a Totally Bogus Ghost
    Three high school friends reunite on their first Thanksgiving home from college. One of them is dead.

Recommended by Aliza Goldstein

  • Marge
    19 Jan. 2020
    This!!! Play!!!!! It's good! It's dark! It's twisty! It's kind of gross! The roles are meaty and unique. The dialogue is sharp and lightning fast. The characters are DELIGHTFUL. It has such a great sense of time and place and specificity and there are few playwrights who do Pennsylvania Dirtbag as well as Chase Yenser does. Read this play. Produce this play.
  • Annie and the Fat Man
    1 May. 2018
    Moving and lyrical, Annie and the Fat Man walks a careful line between tragedy and triumph and does so BRILLIANTLY. The language and characters stuck with me long after I left the theater. Femia has created a world that feels intense, realistic - and somehow still magical.