Pounding Nails in the Floor With My ForeheadBook - 1994 | 1st ed
"Sheer virtuosity." - Nancy Franklin, New Yorker
In his fifth, brashest solo show, Eric Bogosian again aims scorching social commentary at the contemporary urban and suburban scene. From subway panhandlers to barbecue-crazed millionaires, Bogosian reveals the hidden humor, fear, hypocrisy and rage of Americans - including, for the first time, "Eric Bogosian," a hyperaggressive standup comic. With this seductive element of self-revelation, he heightens the disturbing connections between his characters and, by extension, between us and the people we try not to see - and not to be - every day.
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.