This site is devoted to monologues written by Eric Bogosian featured in theatrical productions between 1980 and 2006. Eric Bogosian originally performed these monologues as segments of Off-Broadway solos directed by Jo Bonney. In 2013, he asked friends if they would each take on a monologue to video. A new monologue from the collection “100 (monologues)” published by Theater Communications Group will be posted weekly.
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All monologues are copyrighted, all rights reserved. Performance rights are available through Sam French and Dramatists Play Service or contact George Lane at Creative Artists Agency, NYC.
This website and the videos found here were produced under the auspices of SAG-AFTRA. 100 Monologues LLC is a SAG-AFTRA signatory and abides by its rules.
MEN INSIDE - Franklin Furnace 1981, The New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater, New York City, 1982. Jo Bonney, director.
VOICES OF AMERICA - Corps de Garde, Groningen, Holland, 1982. Jo Bonney, director.
MEN IN DARK TIMES - The Kitchen, New York City, 1982.
ADVOCATE - Artists Space, New York City, 1982.
FUNHOUSE – New York Shakespeare Festival moved to Actor’s Playhouse, New York City, 1983; Matrix Theater, Los Angeles, 1985. Jo Bonney, director.
DRINKING IN AMERICA – Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston; Performance Space 122, New York; The Institute for Contemporary Art, London and the American Place Theater, New York City, (Wynn Handman, director), 1985-1986.
TALK RADIO – New York Shakespeare Festival, New York City, 1987. Frederick Zollo, director. Longacre Theater, New York City, 2007. Robert Falls, director.
SEX, DRUGS, ROCK & ROLL – Orpheum Theater, New York City, 1991. Jo Bonney, director.
NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND – Museum of Modern Art, New York City, 1993. Performance Space 122 (with Jonathan Ames), New York City, 1994.
POUNDING NAILS IN THE FLOOR WITH MY FOREHEAD – Minetta Lane Theater, New York City, 1994. Jo Bonney, director.
THIRTY-ONE EJACULATIONS, 1996. Internet post.
WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE - Jane Street Theater, New York City, 2000. Jo Bonney, director.
THIS IS NOW! - (with Elliott Sharp) Merkin Concert Hall, New York City, 2006.
These monologues were performed sporadically as part of shows before final sequences were set for New York City opening.
Though Jo Bonney directed all but one of the solos, there have been various films and videos of the performances. Directors listed below directed the film following Jo Bonney’s direction.
“funHouse” - Filmed live at the Matrix Theater, LA, 1986. Director: Lewis MacAdams.
“Drinking in America” -“Alive From Off-Center, PBS, 1986. Director: Howard Silver.
“Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll” - Filmed live at the Wilbur Theater, Boston, 1991. Director: John McNaugton.
“American Vanity” – Available only as bootleg. 1993 Director: Robert Longo.
“Confessions of a Porn Star” – Available only as bootleg. 1994. Director: Rob Klug.
“Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” – Filmed live at the Jane Street Theater, New York City, 2001. Director: Michael Rauch. Available online.
“Live in London” – Recorded live at the ICA, London, 1980. Neutral Records.
“Blood on the Canvas” (with Frank Zappa) – Recorded at Frank’s studio, Hollywood, 1986. Online only.
“Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll” – 1991. SBK Records. Out of print.
“Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead” – Recorded live at The Knitting Factory. Blackbird Records, 1994.