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Talk Radio

Talk Radio

By Eric Bogosian
Imprint: Theatre Communications Group
Paperback : 9781559363242, 112 pages, September 2007


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.


“Hypnotic! Both as an actor’s tour-de-force and a stinging cultural analysis. ” —David Rooney, Variety

“Gut-grabbing… the most lacerating portrait of a human meltdown this side of a Francis Bacon painting. ” —Ben Brantley, New York Times

“Eric Bogosian’s Talk Radio is just about the best theatrical expression of our fucked-up culture that I know. ” —John Hellpern, New York Observer

“More timely today than it was twenty years ago… Radio crackles with intensity. ” —Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News