1 + 1
by Eric Bogosian
TICKETS: $35 and can be reserved at www.BlackBoxPAC.com
Acclaimed actor and playwright Eric Bogosian (Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll; Talk Radio; Suburbia) has a new workshop production of his play 1+1 at Black Box PAC, now playing in Englewood, NJ to rave reviews!
This riveting, intimate three-hander explores how a modern woman can still rise and fall at whim of the men in her life. In 1+1, an unsuspecting aspiring actress in Los Angeles makes a seemingly innocent choice that lures her into the lucrative world of internet porn, and her fate seems caught between the two men who couldn't seem more opposite yet might have more in common than first meets the eye...
The play takes place in LA, but transcends time and place. "Los Angeles is a place where many people have shallow roots," Mr. Bogosian writes, "And where people have ambitions that are often beyond their grasp. But this could happen anywhere."
Throughout the rehearsal process, Mr. Bogosian was continually in touch with the actors, answering their questions and helping them explore the characters. "I create characters that I think will be fun to play and watch. I think about the roles from an actor's perspective."
"My advice to budding actors and writers is to act and write. As much as you can, at whatever level you can. And if you don't have any opportunities to do that, make the opportunities—form your own group, write on spec. Meet together once a week and do scene study or write scenes for others to act in. There is no substitute for practice."
Following this, Neil LaBute's ten X ten continues its regional premiere workshop at BBPAC, along with a special weekend of new short works from John Guare, Caridad Svich, and others. A work for the stage by legendary filmmaker by Paul Schrader is slated to be workshopped at Black Box in early 2022.
Photo Credit: Monique Carboni (Eric Bogosian headshot) Amy Lebovics (cast photo)