Eric Bogosian to Speak at St. James


Bogosianpic1WATERTOWN — On Monday, September 14, Eric Bogosian , actor, playwright, monologist and novelist will be the speaker at the joint meeting of the St. James Men’s Club and the St. James Women’s Guild. The topic will be his latest book, Operation Nemesis.

Bogosian is best known as a playwright, novelist and actor. He wrote and starred in the play, “Talk Radio” (NYSF – 1987; on Broadway starring Liev Schreiber- 2007), for which 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. He is a Guggenheim fellow.

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,” as Travis Dane in “Under Siege II,” as Eddie Nash in “Wonderland” and as Captain Danny Ross in sixty episodes of “Law & Order:CI.” In 2010, he starred on Broadway in “Time Stands Still” with Laura Linney, Brian Darcy James and Alicia Silverstone/Christina Ricci. Most recently he appeared as a recurring character on “The Good Wife.”

In April 2014, Theater Communications Group published the full collection of Bogosian’s monologues, titled 100 (monologues). A website dedicated to actors performing the monologues can be found at 100monologues.com

Bogosian lives in New York with his wife, director Jo Bonney. In Spring 2015, Little, Brown published his account of “Operation Nemesis,” the secret organization that assassinating the Ottoman leaders responsible for the Armenian Genocide.

The social hour starts with mezza at 6:15 p.m. followed by a complete Armenian dinner at 7 p.m. Cost is $14 per person. The dinner meeting will be at the St. James Armenian Church, Charles Mosesian Cultural and Youth Center – Keljik Hall.