"I want theater to wake me up, not lull me to sleep. My theater is not about fantasy, it's not about seduction. My theater is not an outline for a film. It is not a TV sitcom onstage. I want my theater to be an event. I want it to push limits, bite the hand that feeds it and bang heads. It's about my fears, my ideas, my blind spots, my isolation."--Eric BogosianEric Bogosian is one of our most singular and exhilarating commentators on American life. His award-winning solo performance works have been performed with acclaim all over the world. As the "New York Times" has pointed out, "Bogosian is a born storyteller with perfect pitch." That is never more evident than in his newest book, which collects his three most recent plays. In "Humpty Dumpty," five friends gather for a holiday at a mountain getaway where unforeseen events bring them to the brink of the end of the world. "Griller" is set in a New Jersey backyard, where a barbecue gathering turns sinister and deadly. "Red Angel" is Bogosian's riff on Von Sternberg's "The Blue Angel," reset on a college campus in 1990s New England. One of America's premier performers and most innovative and provocative artists, Eric Bogosian's plays and solo work include "suburbia" (Lincoln Center Theater, 1994; adapted to film by director Richard Linklater, 1996); "Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll," "Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead"; "Griller"; "Humpty Dumpty"; "1+1"; "Skunkweed"; "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee"; "Drinking in America"; "Notes from Underground" and "Talk Radio" (Pulitzer Prize finalist; New York Shakespeare Festival, 1987; Broadway, 2007; adapted to film by director Oliver Stone, 1988). He has starred in a wide variety of film, TV and stage roles. Most recently, he created the character of Captain Danny Ross on the long-running series "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." In 2014, TCG published "100 (monologues)," a collection that commemorates thirty years of Bogosian's solo-performance career.
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Author Biography - Eric Bogosian
Eric Bogosian is the OBIE-award winning writer and performer of "Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll," and "Drinking in America," as well as his plays "Suburbia" and "Talk Radio," both made into major motion pictures.