This reading of The Destiny of Me was a rare (especially for a Brit) opportunity to see this rarely performed play. The fact Kramer has done re-writes gives me hope there will be a production somewhere, sometime in the future.
Eric Bogosian’s play Talk Radio may date from 1987, but in its dissection of shock jocks and their role in manipulating media and fomenting the rise of the kind of right-wing ideology, it can’t help but ring with resonance today.
Thirty years ago in the USA, the parents and grandparents of today’s Twitter trolls and YouTube conspiracy video makers had no choice but to call up their local talk radio station if they wanted a mass audience for their hateful and/or mad views.
Award-winning American actor and playwright Eric Bogosian has gone mammoth.