TCG Books Publishes Eric Bogosian's SEX PLAYS
Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced 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."
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).
For over 50 years, Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, has existed to strengthen, nurture and promote the professional not-for-profit American theatre. TCG's constituency has grown from a handful of groundbreaking theatres to nearly 700 member theatres and affiliate organizations and more than 12,000 individuals nationwide. TCG offers its members networking and knowledge-building opportunities through conferences, events, research and communications; awards grants, approximately $2 million per year, to theatre companies and individual artists; advocates on the federal level; and serves as the U.S. Center of the InterNational Theatre Institute, connecting its constituents to the global theatre community. TCG is North America's largest independent trade publisher of dramatic literature, with 12 Pulitzer Prizes for Best Play on the TCG booklist. It also publishes the award-winning AMERICAN THEATRE magazine and ARTSEARCH, the essential source for a career in the arts. In all of its endeavors, TCG seeks to increase the organizational efficiency of its member theatres, cultivate and celebrate the artistic talent and achievements of the field and promote a larger public understanding of, and appreciation for, the theatre. www.tcg.org
by Eric Bogosian
Paperback 160 pages
Other titles by Eric Bogosian, available from TCG:
The Essential Bogosian
Humpty Dumpty and Other Plays
Notes from the Underground
Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead
Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll
Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
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