Stalking the Bogeyman

I was always a lover despite the killings no matter what they say.
— Chuck Bowden, Blood Orchid

I remember my own childhood vividly…I knew terrible things. But I knew I mustn’t let adults know I knew. It would scare them.
— Maurice Sendak, author

I have written hundreds of stories in my career as a journalist. One story, a very personal one, published in 2004, has been shared around the world, broadcast on “This American Life,” and is the inspiration behind development of a play that saw its world premiere in 2013 and opened Off-Broadway in fall 2014. “Stalking the Bogeyman” doesn’t have a fairy tale ending and isn’t about pat conclusions, but is a powerful jumping-off point for discussion and, hopefully, healing. A follow-up piece, “Outing the Bogeyman” was published in 2015.

Many people have reached out to share their own stories with me. Please feel free to send yours.

For Licensing or Booking inquiries for the play, “Stalking the Bogeyman,” please contact Daryl Roth Theatrical Licensing.

Media or business inquiries please contact me here.

Thank you,
DHOriginal story art


Stalking the Bogeyman