Spalding Gray was best known for his many autobiographical monologues, such as Sex and Death at the Age of 14, India and After, Interviewing the Audience, and Monster in a Box. His work also includes plays such as the trilogy Three Places in Rhode Island, and work in films such as The Killing Fields. He was a co-founder of the New York theater company The Wooster Group. His awards include an Obie Award for his monologue Swimming to Cambodia and a Stubby Award for Literary Achievement.

Mr. Gray died in January of 2004, at the age of 62.

An excerpt from Steve Capra's interview with Mr. Gray
in Theater Voices

SC: You and the other - quote - "performance artists" have done so much to revitalize -

SG: But I don't think of myself as a performance artist. I think of myself as an actor, because I'm a trained actor, with all of those acting techniques that I learned at Emerson College. I apply them to myself and play myself. Performance artists are not trained in acting and they don't know how to repeat well. It's difficult for them.