Alec Silberblatt

Alec Silberblatt

Alec is a playwright and actor originally from Pittsburgh, but based in New York. He's been acting since he was little because he loved the people he met in the theater. His plays have been produced/developed with The Pittsburgh Public Theater, Playhouse on Park, Carnegie Stage, Emerging Artists theater, New Wave Theater Collective, The Middle Voice, The Steinhardt School at NYU, and he was recently...
Alec is a playwright and actor originally from Pittsburgh, but based in New York. He's been acting since he was little because he loved the people he met in the theater. His plays have been produced/developed with The Pittsburgh Public Theater, Playhouse on Park, Carnegie Stage, Emerging Artists theater, New Wave Theater Collective, The Middle Voice, The Steinhardt School at NYU, and he was recently awarded a residency at the Studios of Key West. His films have been programmed as part of the Chain Film Festival in NYC, Pittsburgh Shorts Festival, Independent Film Boston, Peace on Earth Film Festival, Cindependant Film Festival, New York Short Tuesdays, and Hollywood Just for Shorts Festival.

Plays

  • The Mon Valley Medium
    When the help of a medium is sought out to solve a murder and the victim speaks from the dead, a community descends into chaos. A local Pittsburgh man struggles with guilt and must choose between revenge and redemption. A darkly comedic murder mystery set in a neighborhood nestled in the hills of the Mon Valley. When the dead speak, should you listen?
  • A Tell-Tale Heart
    An adaptation of THE TELL-TALE HEART and other stories by Edgar Allan Poe. The story we all read in high school of a psychopath cutting up an old man, hiding the body in the floor, and confessing to it, but told from the neighbor's perspective. Our man recounts the events that led to the brutal murder and dismemberment of his beloved next door neighbor, but perhaps he's not being all that honest...
    An adaptation of THE TELL-TALE HEART and other stories by Edgar Allan Poe. The story we all read in high school of a psychopath cutting up an old man, hiding the body in the floor, and confessing to it, but told from the neighbor's perspective. Our man recounts the events that led to the brutal murder and dismemberment of his beloved next door neighbor, but perhaps he's not being all that honest with us. Flies buzz around him and his story isn't adding up. When he finally unveils the horror that lurks below, we're left to question his morality and sanity, as well as, perhaps, our own.
  • Ryan's Pub Monday Trivia Night
    On Mondays, Richie and Marci are The Monongaheela Monsters, the best trivia team at Ryan's Pub. But, a local businessman and his second wife Linda have started playing trivia at Ryan's, and they're cheating. The one thing made Richie and Marci happy is flushed down the drain, and when Marci gets too drunk one night and finds herself on the side of the road, car totaled, a person dead, she makes a...
    On Mondays, Richie and Marci are The Monongaheela Monsters, the best trivia team at Ryan's Pub. But, a local businessman and his second wife Linda have started playing trivia at Ryan's, and they're cheating. The one thing made Richie and Marci happy is flushed down the drain, and when Marci gets too drunk one night and finds herself on the side of the road, car totaled, a person dead, she makes a deal and a bet with a strange fellow who cound be the devil. Now, a person's soul is at stake and Richie and Marci have to win Ryan's Pub Monday trivia night.
  • The Healing Hands of Gene Gresheky
    A documentary play composed of verbatim excerpts of interviews conducted in 2021.

    In 2018, after working security in the end zone of Heinz Field, Warren Strinsky was in an accident. At the hospital he was healed by his childhood friend, and "modern-day saint," Gene Gresheky, the man from Pittsburgh who can "heal the sick and mend the broken." This play tells the story of...
    A documentary play composed of verbatim excerpts of interviews conducted in 2021.

    In 2018, after working security in the end zone of Heinz Field, Warren Strinsky was in an accident. At the hospital he was healed by his childhood friend, and "modern-day saint," Gene Gresheky, the man from Pittsburgh who can "heal the sick and mend the broken." This play tells the story of that night and what happened after. It's a story about kindness in the modern world, and our broken healthcare system.
  • The Angel of Allegheny County
    In a small borough in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a community swirls with rumors about Donna, a nurse who may or may not have taken part in a sinister act many years ago. Her questionable past leads a few women in town to solicit her help. A twisted comedy about four women grappling with grief, friendship, and retribution.
  • Ashes in the Allegheny
    When Lou brings an urn containing his recently deceased wife's ashes into the local bar instead of scattering them in the river as she wanted, questions are raised. When he says his dead wife visited him last night and told him she didn't want to go in the river, hijinks ensue. Mike and Ken come up with a heist to steal the ashes from the old man, but nothing goes as planned. A supernatural,...
    When Lou brings an urn containing his recently deceased wife's ashes into the local bar instead of scattering them in the river as she wanted, questions are raised. When he says his dead wife visited him last night and told him she didn't want to go in the river, hijinks ensue. Mike and Ken come up with a heist to steal the ashes from the old man, but nothing goes as planned. A supernatural, thriller heist about letting go of the ones you love the most.