Fri Mar 25, 2022

Border People

The dreams, struggles, and unique perspectives of eleven people living on or across borders

“This is what it is to witness a master of his craft.” – Lily Janiak in the San Francisco Chronicle

“…seventy-five spellbinding minutes…” – Linda Hodges in BroadwayWorld

Following the divisive 2016 presidential elections, artist Dan Hoyle conducted interviews along the US-Mexican border, at refugee safe houses on the US-Canadian border, and in the multi-cultural housing projects of the South Bronx. What resulted is this one-man performance offering a stunning series of portraits of people who immigrate across borders, geographical or cultural, by necessity or choice. Hoyle’s cast of characters include an Army vet turned chess master in the Bronx, an off-the-grid rancher in Arizona, and a recent refugee fleeing the Taliban, all retold in Hoyle’s signature style of funny, yet poignant journalistic theater.

A post-show discussion will be led by Dr. Arash Daneshzadeh from Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay and Blaine Bookey from the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies.




Dan Hoyle

Full cast and creative team bios >



“An exhilarating, linguistic rollercoaster of 75-minutes…Hoyle expertly paints strokes of the difficult, different realities of unique individuals wanting to be heard.”

– Natalie Rine in the OnStage Blog



COVID-19 Safety

Guests 12 and older must provide proof of vaccination. Guests 11 and younger must provide proof of vaccination or a negative test. Masks are required at all times while indoors. Please arrive 20 minutes before the performance for vaccination/test check. For more information, please see the theatre’s COVID-19 Safety Guidelines.


Ticket prices are subject to change. The Presidio Theatre allows returns up to 48 hours in advance of a performance. Processing fees cannot be refunded. For more information, please see the theatre’s Return Policy.

If you need assistance with ticketing please contact us at or 415-960-3949.


Fri, Mar 25

Run Time

75 minutes

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