Part of a continuing series of Monday Monologues.
Journal is from Eric Bogosian’s 100 Monologues and is performed for us by Sam Rockwell. It’s from Drinking In America first performed by Bogosian at the American Place Theater, 1986, Wynn Handman, director. Rockwell’s character reads from the journal entry he has just written where his imagination runs wild.
Sam Rockwell was recently on Broadway in Sam Shepard’s explosive Fool for Love directed by Daniel Aukin. The production began at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Summer 2014. Rockwell has become known for playing bad guys and oddballs. Sam Rockwell is a versatile actor who’s earned notice for his work in both indies and mainstream fare. He’s turned in memorable supporting performances in such films as The Green Mile and Frost/Nixon and has star credits in Moon, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Iron Man 2. Rockwell made his acting debut at age 10 and got his first big break while still in high school. He trained at the acclaimed William Esper studio and was able to focus on his acting career after landing a commercial. He’s also a member of the LAByrinth Theater Company.
I’m happy that I’m finally getting some lines in my face. I always looked too young for the kind of roles I wanted. It was constraining. My face didn’t fit my innards until I reached 40. But after 40, you want to reverse the ageing process. That’s complicated for me because I spent so many years wanting to be older. – Sam Rockwell
About Sam Rockwell On Stage
Fool for Love [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Broadway Revival, 2015
A Behanding In Spokane [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
The 24 Hour Plays 2006 [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2006
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot [Off-Broadway]
The 24 Hour Plays 2004 [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2004
The 24 Hour Plays 2003 [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2003
Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love [Off-Broadway]
You can learn more about the @100Monologues series by visiting the current Kickstarter campaign . What they are creating is an amazing resource for not only audiences, but for the actors who perform for them, and are always in search of dramatic monologue materials for their own auditions.