Alyson Gold Weinberg

Alyson Gold Weinberg

Alyson Gold Weinberg is a DC-based poet, playwright, speechwriter, and ghostwriter whose creative work shines a light on the complexities of the contemporary woman's experience. Alyson's writing has appeared in numerous publications and literary magazines, including The New Guard Review’s BANG! as well as recently (and botanically), Plants & Poetry and Tiny Seed. Alyson’s play, Object Relations, a...
Alyson Gold Weinberg is a DC-based poet, playwright, speechwriter, and ghostwriter whose creative work shines a light on the complexities of the contemporary woman's experience. Alyson's writing has appeared in numerous publications and literary magazines, including The New Guard Review’s BANG! as well as recently (and botanically), Plants & Poetry and Tiny Seed. Alyson’s play, Object Relations, a two-woman show that takes place in the therapy room, will receive a live-streamed, staged reading this spring. President and Founder of the boutique strategic communications firm AWC, Alyson scripts and directs videos and multi-platform live events for national nonprofits and corporations. She has written five non-fiction books—on such varied topics as conservation, executive leadership, and technical debt. Alyson earned a B.A. in English with a concentration in creative writing from the University of Maryland, College Park, and has completed graduate-level coursework in fiction and poetry at Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, and the Skidmore Summer Writers’ Institute and has been a poetry contributor at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Alyson is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.



Plays

  • Object Relations
    Object Relations is a one-act, two-woman show set entirely in the therapy room that examines the nature of attachment, betrayal, creativity, and consent. Samantha (Sam) Kanter is a 39-year-old writer, mom, and wife living in Washington, D.C. She is off-handedly beautiful, darkly funny, and bold, masking deep sensitivity and underlying trauma. Sam is at a career crossroad: Will she continue working in...
    Object Relations is a one-act, two-woman show set entirely in the therapy room that examines the nature of attachment, betrayal, creativity, and consent. Samantha (Sam) Kanter is a 39-year-old writer, mom, and wife living in Washington, D.C. She is off-handedly beautiful, darkly funny, and bold, masking deep sensitivity and underlying trauma. Sam is at a career crossroad: Will she continue working in advertising as a copywriter or make a real go of it with her poems, which she quietly prunes “like little Bonsai trees” and rarely publishes? Punctuated by five original poems, the play tells the story of Sam's relationship with Dr. Mimi Rose-Marcus, a honey-voiced, over-intellectualizing and arrogant analyst. Rather than probing Sam’s surface problem about how to approach her career, Mimi sees an opportunity to explore something deeper and maybe further her own.