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Eric Bogosian

ERIC BOGOSIAN

  (1953 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Creative Artists Agency CA  

Armenian-American author, actor, monologist and playwright.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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below is a list of Eric Bogosian's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        American Chorus, An         Bitter Sauce         Careful Moment         Dog Show         Drinking In America         Funhouse         Griller         Humpty Dumpty         Men Inside         Notes From Underground         Pounding Nails In the Floor With My Forehead         Red Angel         Scenes From the New World         Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll         Suburbia         Talk Radio         Voice Of America         Wake Up And Smell the Coffee



American Chorus, An

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1st Produced:
New York    1989

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Bitter Sauce

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1st Produced:
The Pit, London    1998

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Careful Moment

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1st Produced:
New York    1977

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Genre:
Revue Show

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Dog Show

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1st Produced:
New York    1992

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Drinking In America

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gallery of 12 drunks from a wino in the gutter to a coked up Hollywood talent agent

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1st Produced:
Boston    1986

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1st Published:
Vintage, New York, 1987   -

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Funhouse

Synopsis:
a multitude of sharply defined characters, ranging from a CIa agent calmly lecturing on torture methods to an insurance salesman describing vivid deaths to his clients. Throughout, Bogosian skewers the foibles and pretensions of pop culture. the throughline here is implicit insanity: in the Funhouse known as life, everyone is dangerously crazy, even though some of us hide this trait with the veneer of respectability

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1st Produced:
New York    1983

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1st Published:
in "the essential Bogosian", Theatre Communications Group, USA,    -

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Genre:
One man show

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Griller

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In Griller, set in a New Jersey backyard, a barbecue gathering turns sinister and deadly.

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1st Produced:
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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 2005   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Humpty Dumpty

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four friends gather for a holiday at a mountain getaway where unforeseen events bring them to the brink of the end of the world

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Dramatists Play Service, NY, 2005   -

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Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Men Inside

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1st Produced:
New York    1981

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in "the essential Bogosian", Theatre Communications Group, USA,    -

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Genre:
One man show

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Notes From Underground

Notes From Underground
charts, in diary form, the life of an urban recluse who desperately wants to belong to society but instead inhabits a hell of his own creation

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from book by Fedor Dostoevsky

1st Produced:
New York    1992

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1st Published:
Hyperion Books 1993   978-1562828844

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Genre:
adaptation

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Pounding Nails In the Floor With My Forehead

Pounding Nails In the Floor With My Forehead
a cavalcade of characters articulate the anger and absurdity of urban America' nightmare

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1st Produced:
New York    1993

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1st Published:
Nick Hern Books, London, 1994
Theatre Communications Group 1995   978-1559361968

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Genre:
Comedy

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Red Angel

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Bogosian's riff on Von Sternberg's the Blue angel, reset on a college campus in 1990's New england.

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Play/Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Scenes From the New World

Scenes From the New World
in which a narrator participates in three Dramas set variously in a seedy city replete with winos, whores and thugs; a trendy restaurant; and the office of a wheeling-dealing talent agent.

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1st Published:
in Notes From Underground, Theatre Communications Group, USA,    978-155361422

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Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll

Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll
attacks the dark underbelly of the American Dream.

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1st Produced:
New York    1988

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1st Published:
Harper, New York, 1991
Theatre Communications Group 1996   978-1559361248

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Comedy

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Suburbia

Suburbia
the parking lot of a mini-mall convenience store is the private domain of three men in their very early twenties: Jeff, Buff and Tim. Jeff is a sometime student, Buff an easy-going party animal and Tim a virtual alcoholic air Force vet. they talk trash, harass Nazeer, the Pakistani owner of the store and revel in their high-school glory days. they drink beer, get high, eat Oreos. Jeff ponders his problematic relationship with his artist girlfriend, Sooze, and Buff fantasizes a relationship with Sooze's best friend, Bee-Bee, a nurses' aide on the critical ward of the local hospital. the focal point of this evening is the arrival of an old high-school chum, Pony, and his female associate, Erica. Since Pony left Burnfield (the name of this fictional suburban town), he has gone on to become semi-famous fronting for a band that has an album on the charts and a video on MTV. In the course of the evening, all of the friends congregate in the parking lot.

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Music by eric Bogosian

1st Produced:
New York    1994

Organisations:
Lincoln Center Theatre Company

1st Published:
Theatre Communications Group, New York, 1995   978-1559361019

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Talk Radio

Talk Radio
will radio host upset the sponsors as show goes for national syndication, his speciality is insulting the pathetic souls who call in the middle of the night to sound off

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Created by eric Bogosian And Ted Savinar. Filmed by Oliver Stone. also published by Samuel French, Inc - New York, 2008 >>>

1st Produced:
Portland Center For The Visual Arts    1985

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1st Published:
American Theatre Magazine, NY - November, 1987
Theatre Communications Group 2010   978-1559363242

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  extras

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Voice Of America

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1st Produced:
Groningen, The Netherlands    1982

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Genre:
Solo Play/Drama

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Wake Up And Smell the Coffee

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a meditation on making it to the top of the ladder, on falling off the ladder and on the exhilarating thrill of the ultimate crash and burn. Bogosian takes us for a ferocious ride through a cavalcade of colorful characters as he skewers pop culture, conformity, religious hypocrisy and human nature itself with razor-sharp wit. Whether he's playing Satan as a modern-day salesman, a Hollywood producer capitalizing on an airplane disaster, a spiritual guru with questionable motives, or mocking himself as an obsequious actor auditioning for a part, Bogosian tackles today's relevant post-9/11 themes with uncompromising honesty.

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Nick Hern books, London,    -

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Genre:
Dramatic Monologue

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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