Mark Saltzman

screenwriter . tv writer
  playwright . songwriter

A… My Name is Alice

Winner Outer Critics Circle Award (1983) for Best Revue

The revue consists of 20 songs and sketches, written by many hands and performed by five fizzy song-and-dance women. The subject of Alice is also women &emdash; but the show’s feminism is worn lightly. If anything, women are as likely to be satirical targets as men. In one wicked number, “Emily, the M.B.A.,” a female business executive’s raised consciousness crumbles when she engineers a corporate takeover of a company called “Womantronics Inc.” In the evening’s one running gag, a woman poet recites a cycle of self-martyring verses &emdash; all of which contain the accusatory refrain, “He did it/ he did it.” … Among the outstanding lesser-known songwriting teams on tap are Mark Saltzman and Stephen Lawrence (who are responsible for “Honeypot” and “Emily, the M.B.A.”); Maggie Benson and Cheryl Hardwick (“Sisters”); and Georgia Holof and David Mettee (“Friends”)…

Frank Rich, The New York Times

A boodle of laughs.

The New York Post