“I have a temper, but you’d never know it. That’s because when I get angry, I become sleepy. Really. The angrier I get, the more rapidly I become drowsy.” 
- David Mogolov

“I have a temper.  I have a terrible, ugly temper. It’s uglier than a six-hundred-pound bearded lady who’s  been slathered with mayonnaise and shoe-horned into a hot pink lace teddy.”
- Sara Faith Alterman 


A two person show written and performed with Sara Faith Alterman, and performed in September of 2007 at the Elizabeth Peabody House on scenic Winter Hill, Somerville, MA.

Diptych started with a theme (“first times”) and a shared line of dialogue (“I wouldn’t do it again, but it was worth it.”). David and Sara then separated for a month or so and wrote scripts: two 40 minute monologues. Reconvening in a coffee shop to share first drafts, it was clear that the show wasn’t so much about first times as it was about anger and about the end of youth. And there was going to be a hell of a lot of rewriting.

Performed on adjoining stages, Diptych ended up sprawling across six set locations and one backstage deathtrap full of scrap metal.


  • Written and performed by Sara Faith Alterman and David Mogolov.
  • Directed by Steve Kleinedler.
  • Original music by Dan Alterman.
  • Opened September 27, 2007 at the Elizabeth Peabody House in Somerville.
  • Running time approx 75 minutes.


‘Diptych’ Finds Depth in Duality – Harvard Crimson

Diptych: Monologue Plus Monologue Equals Duologue – Bostonist

Cheer Up,  Emo Kids! – Bay Windows (negative reviews need links too)

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