It's my duty as a human being to be pissed off
For a long time, my shows were about people walking out or about getting my gigs canceled or having the presenter not wanting to pay me.
I do write about people who are complex and are striving with something and can't quite get past their own stuff, which would be a proxy for myself because that's what the deal is with me.
I love playing other people's work. I love acting.
I write for an audience that likes what I like, reads what I read, thinks about the things I think about. In many ways, this puts me in opposition to the people who go to the theater generally.
If you say city to people, people have no problem thinking of the city as rife with problematic, screwed-up people, but if you say suburbs - and I'm not the first person to say this, it's been said over and over again in literature - there's a sense of normalcy.
The world intrudes in my brain daily. Since my brain is dripping with all kinds of stuff that's out there in the world, that I can't seem to be able to shut out, it has to end up being in my work as well.
Well, the real Eric Bogosian is pretty self-conscious of himself.
I'm not a light-hearted person, so I can't think light-hearted at work.
I'm always surprised by things that happen to my work.
I provide the bricks and mortar with the words and situations - the director and the actors and the designers build the house.