Fri Oct 20, 2023

Talk To Your People

A solo performance by Dan Hoyle
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“Dan Hoyle delivers with genius, curiosity, and intelligence. Don’t miss!”




From award-winning actor and playwright Dan Hoyle, this new piece of immersion research theater chronicles America’s first year of the pandemic through seven stories. Urged by a friend to “talk to your people,” Dan practiced his journalism of hanging out in parks, beaches, and playgrounds, talking to everyone he could, and listening to deeply human, comic, and complex stories about the national reckonings around race, power, and masculinity.

An incisive and comedic meditation on how we got to this moment, and how we might move forward together. Talk To Your People showcases a portfolio of characters that are unique, funny, raw, and moving. Audiences meet a Norcal hippie jock wrestling with his activist heart in a “soul-crushing” corporate job, an Argentine Marxist techie uncomfortable with his newfound status in elite circles, a sensitive hipster academic trying to surf the rising tides of outrage politics, among others, all brought to the stage in Hoyle’s signature style.



About Dan Hoyle

Dan Hoyle is an actor and writer whose brand of immersion research theater has been hailed as “riveting, funny and poignant” (New York Times) and “hilarious, moving and very necessary” (Salon). His solo shows Border People, Each and Everything, The Real Americans, Tings Dey Happen, and Circumnavigator, have toured the country and overseas including The Public Theater, Culture Project, Baltimore Center Stage, Berkeley Rep, Cleveland Playhouse, Mosaic Theater Company (D.C.), Portland Center Stage, Playmakers Rep, Painted Bride (Philly), The Park in Kolkata, India, the Samuel Beckett Theater in Dublin, Ireland, Taliesin in Swansea, Wales, and a five city tour of Nigeria (Lagos, Abuja, Bauchi, Jos, and Calabar).

Hoyle has been recognized with many awards, including the Will Glickman, Prize of Hope, Bay Area Theater Critics Circle, multiple TBA awards, and Lucille Lortel (Nomination). He’s been supported by grants from the Edgerton Foundation, Pew Theater Initiative, Fleishhacker Foundation, and been commissioned by Aurora Theater, First Person Arts, San Francisco Playhouse and The Working Theater. He holds a double degree in Performance Studies and History from Northwestern University and was a Fulbright Scholar in Nigeria in 2005-2006.

His multi-actor plays include Game On (2014), co-written with Tony Taccone, which won the TBA award for Outstanding New Play, and The Block (2016), which had a critically acclaimed run Off-Broadway (Working Theater).

He has been an artist-in-residence at Columbia University’s Heyman Center for Humanities, Trinity College, Dublin, and Santa Clara University. He has taught master classes, guest lectures, and performed at numerous colleges and high schools around the country. He lives in Oakland with his wife, an art teacher in East Bay public schools, and their two children.

Learn more about Dan at his website here.




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Fri, Oct 20

Run Time

70 minutes



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