2013 Dr. Berj. H. Haidostian Annual Distinguished Lecture
Eric Bogosian is best known as a playwright, novelist and actor. Most recently he starred with Laura Linney on Broadway in Donald Margulies’ “Time Stands Still.” This year he completed work on a study of Soghomon Tehlirian and the Nemesis conspiracy. Eric Bogosian wrote and starred in the play, “Talk Radio” (NYSF – 1987; Broadway with Liev Schreiber- 2007). For this work he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and the Tony award. For his film adaptation of the play, Bogosian received the Berlin Film Festival “Silver Bear.” His six solo performances Off-Broadway between 1980 and 2000, (including “Drinking in America”, “Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll” and “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”) received three Obie awards. In addition to “Talk Radio”, Bogosian has written a number of full-length plays including “subUrbia” (LCT, Second Stage, also adapted to film), “Griller” (Goodman), “Red Angel” (Williamstown Theater Festival), “Humpty Dumpty” (The McCarter), 1+1 (New York Stage and Film). He is also the author of three novels, “Mall”, “Wasted Beauty” and “Perforated Heart” and a novella, “Notes from Underground.” As an actor, Bogosian has appeared in numerous films and television programs, starring in Robert Altman’s “The Caine Mutiny Court Martial”, Oliver Stone’s “Talk Radio”, “Under Siege II”, “Wonderland” and as Captain Danny Ross on “Law & Order: CI.” He lives in New York with his wife, director Jo Bonney.