We are pleased to announce the publication of Sex Plays by Eric Bogosian, the author of the Pulitzer Prize-finalist, Talk Radio. One of America’s premier performers and most innovative and provocative artists, Bogosian offers his two newest plays in this single volume: Skunkweed and 1 + 1.
Skunkweed details the culture clash between a L.A. screenwriter and a working-class girl and her rural Florida clan in a hotel room. 1 + 1, which premiered at the New York Stage & Film in 2008, explores desire, greed and responsibility to others through the lives of an aspiring actress, assistant restaurant manager and a photographer.
About the characters in 1 + 1, Bogosian states, “Bri, Phil and Carl are based on people I’ve found intensely interesting my whole life: a good-looking hustler, an ambitious pretty girl and a ‘good guy’ who always seems to finish last…The story is a parable. All my plays are. My plays are not expositions of a specific time and place. Rather, I try to find a way to set them so that the audience can immerse itself in a situation. I don’t have answers. I have questions.”
“Bogosian’s a born storyteller with perfect pitch.” — New York Times
Eric Bogosian has received three OBIE awards, and has toured throughout the country. His other well-known pieces include the solo performances FunHouse and Wake Up and Smell the Coffee and the full-length plays Griller, Red Angel and Humpty Dumpty. He is the author of two novels, Mall and Wasted Beauty, and a novella, Notes from Underground. 100, a collection of monologues, commemorating thirty years of Bogosian’s solo-performance career, will be published by TCG in 2013. As an actor, he has appeared in numerous films and television programs, starring in Robert Altman’s The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, Atom Egoyan’s Ararat, Woody Allen’s Oscar-nominated Deconstructing Harry (1997) and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2006-2010).