New York Neo-Futurists 10th Anniversary Gala to HonorEric Bogosian, 11/17
The New York Neo-Futurists, critically acclaimed creators of the award-winning theatrical experience Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, have announced that the company's 2014 Gala will honor actor and playwright Eric Bogosian. The event-which will include live performances by the Neo- Futurists, exciting live and silent auctions, as well as cocktails, snacks and a dessert bar- will take place at the Bowery Hotel from 7 p.m to 10 p.m., Monday, November 17, 2014. Tickets to this event are on sale now starting at $100 and can be purchased by visiting www.nynf.org.
ERIC BOGOSIAN came to New York City in 1976 to work at The Kitchen, where he founded the dance program, "Dancing in the Kitchen." For the next few years he created theatrical performances at such spots as Franklin Furnace, the Kitchen, the Mudd Club and Performing Space 122. In 1982 Joe Papp brought his solo work to the New York Shakespeare Festival where he performed in "Men Inside" and "funHouse." In the next decade Bogosian wrote and performed in a string of remarkable theater and film projects: "Drinking in America" (American Place Theater 1986); "Talk Radio" (NYSF 1987); "Talk Radio" (Universal Films, 1988) "Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll" (Orpheum Theater, 1991); "Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll" (Avenue Pictures, 1992) "Notes From Underground" (MOMA, PS 122 1993); "Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead" (Minetta Lane Theater 1994); "subUrbia" (Lincoln Center Theater, 1994); "subUrbia" (Castle Rock, 1995). For these efforts he received the Drama Desk Award, three Obie awards, a Pulitzer nomination and the Berlin Film Festival Silver Bear. Since then, Bogosian has written three novels, and continued to write for the theater. His first novel, "Mall" was adapted to the screen by Joe Hahn (Linkin' Park) and will premiere this fall. Bogosian acts in his spare time - he is known as Travis Dane in "Under Siege II" and as Captain Danny Ross on "Law & Order:CI." Three years ago Bogosian starred on Broadway in Donald Margulies' "Time Stands Still."
Currently he is finishing work on the non-fiction narrative, "Operation Nemesis" which recounts the exploits of an Armenian assassination team in the 1920's. It will be published in the spring by Little, Brown. Bogosian is married to director Jo Bonney. Visit his monologues as performed by New York's greatest actors at 100monologues.com.
THE NEW YORK NEO-FUTURISTS are a collective of writer/performer/directors who create a theatrical fusion of sport, poetry and news through non-illusory, interactive performance that conveys their experiences and ideas as directly and honestly as possible. Dedicated to strengthening the bond between performer and audience, Neo- Futurists believe that the more sincere and genuine they can be on stage the greater the theater-goer's identification with the unadorned people and issues before them. Toward that end, all Neo-Futurist plays are set on the stage where they take place, all performers play themselves, all their stories really happened and all their tasks are actual challenges. Neo-Futurists do not aim to suspend the audience's disbelief but rather to create a world where the stage is a continuation of daily life.
Members of the New York Neo-Futurists ensemble are Cecil Baldwin, Meg Bashwiner, Christopher Borg, Roberta Colindrez, Cara Francis, Nicole Hill, Katy-May Hudson, Christopher Loar, Dylan Marron, Dan McCoy, Daniel Mirsky, Rob Neill, Nessa Norich, Flor De Liz Perez, Mike Puckett, Emma Reaves, Joey Rizzolo, Connor Sampson, Colin Summers, and Yolanda Wilkinson.