Feldberg Library is delighted to welcome our newest staff member Alan Gelfant!
Alan Gelfant has acted in more than 50 plays and dozens of TV shows and movies, including leading roles in the films Next Stop Wonderland, The Destiny of Marty Fine, Men in Scoring Position, Turn of Faith and Apartment 12. As a director, he has shown interest in new plays and he is the co-founder of the annual Stella Adler Theatre – One Act Play Festival in Los Angeles. He was hired by HBO to direct Colin Quinn’s one man show in LA, The Seven Sacraments.
Since moving to the Upper Valley Gelfant has produced, directed and acted in performances at the Parish Players, New London Barn, Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College, and various other regional theaters. He has earned high praise for a variety of acting roles including, Eddie Carbone in A View From The Bridge, Hamm in Beckett’s EndGame, Weston in Curse of The Starving Class, and Ned Weeks in The Normal Heart at the Chadler Arts Center, directed by Dan Butler.
As a director he has won 2 OWL AWARDS; Best Comedy in 2010 for Odd Couple and in 2011 he snagged Best Play of The Year for directing and producing William Inge’s death row drama The Last Pad which he co-produced with the ACLU of New Hampshire and Vermont.
Alan has also taught acting, play writing, and film making at several area high schools. He worked for 2 years as a teaching assistant for the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric Program at Dartmouth College. He earned a MALS degree with a concentration in creative writing from Dartmouth College. His thesis novel, “An Actor Despairs” is currently in re-writes.
Alan Gelfant in The Crow:
Alan Gelfant in Turn of Faith:
Alan Gelfant in A View From The Bridge:
Alan Gelfant in Endgame:
Alan Gelfant in The Last Pad: