Dan Hoyle is an actor and writer based in New York City. His brand of journalistic theater has been hailed as "riveting, funny and poignant" (New York Times) and "hilarious, moving and very necessary" (Salon). His solo shows EACH AND EVERY THING, THE REAL AMERICANS, TINGS DEY HAPPEN, FLORIDA 2004: THE BIG BUMMER, and CIRCUMNAVIGATOR--all created and premiered at The Marsh Theater in his native San Francisco--have had more than 800 performances around the country and overseas including Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, Culture Project, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Cleveland Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, Playmakers Rep, Painted Bride in Philadelphia, The Lensic in Santa Fe, The Park in Kolkata, India, a five city tour of Nigeria and many universities including Columbia, Stanford, USC, and NYU.
As an actor, Hoyle recently appeared Off-Broadway in Samantha Chanse's FRUITING BODIES at The Sheen Center (The Claque). He has been featured in several web comedy series, playing everything from a struggling tech entrepreneur to a guy named Skeezy Steve.
His first multi-actor play GAME ON, co-written with Tony Taccone, won the TBA award for Outstanding New Play. His second multi-actor play, THE BLOCK, had a critically acclaimed World Premiere Off-Broadway in Spring 2016, produced by The Working Theater. A new play, GROW, a Northern California Marijuana Thriller, is in development. In 2016-2017 he will be an artist-in-residence at the Heyman Center for Humanities at Columbia University working on a new solo show.
Hoyle has taught workshops at colleges and theaters around the country. He has been recognized with many awards, including the Will Glickman, Prize of Hope, Bay Area Theater Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel (Nomination), been supported by grants from the Edgerton Foundation, the Pew Theater Initiative, the Fleishhacker Foundation, the Zellerbach Foundation, and been commissioned by Working Theater, Aurora Theater, First Person Arts, and SF Playhouse. He holds a double degree in Performance Studies and History from Northwestern University and was a Fulbright Scholar in Nigeria in 2005-2006.