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Contact: Cindy Ojeda 310 264 4678


Written by Eric Bogosian
Directed by Martin Papazian

Performances Friday and Saturday November 21 and 22
8 P.M., $10, RSVP and purchase tickets at archive.track16.com
Doors open at 7:30 P.M.

6 November, 2008, Santa Monica--In conjunction with Robbie Conal’s career retrospective, “No Spitting, No Kidding,” Track 16 Gallery presents a two-performance-only staging of Eric Bogosian’s “Pounding Nails in the Floor with my Forehead” directed by Martin Papazian.

“. . . Eric Bogosian again aims scorching social commentary at the contemporary urban and suburban scene—from subway panhandlers to barbecue-crazed millionaires. Bogosain reveals the hidden humor, fear, hypocrisy and rage of Americans...With this seductive element of self-revelation, he heightens the disturbing connections between his characters and, by extension, between us and the people we try not to see-and not to be-every day.”

Martin Papazian has directed a number of plays at Track 16 Gallery in conjunction with certain pertinent exhibitions (Tall Tales: Play #6 in the Kentucky Cycle [with Coal Hollow: photographs by Ken Light], The Back Home Set [with Troubles at Home: paintings by Michelle Rogers, and The Exonerated [with Premeditated: Meditations on Capital Punishmnent by Malaquias Montoya]). Papazian also acts in film and in television.

Cast includes Zibby Allen, Christopher Amatrano, Jennica Bergere, Ronnie Blevins, Peter Brightmeyer, Jim Dowd, Shawn Duke, Paul Kanton, Martin Papazian, Jamil Smith. Robbie Conal’s exhibition “No Spitting, No Kidding” will be on view through November 22, 2008. For more information please visit archive.track16.com