Dan Hoyle is an actor and writer based in Oakland, CA. 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--which all premiered at The Marsh in his native San Francisco--have toured the country and overseas including The Public Theater, Culture Project, AS220 (Providence, RI), Baltimore Center Stage, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Cleveland Playhouse, Mosaic Theater Company (Washington, D.C.), Portland Center Stage, Playmakers Repertory Company, Painted Bride (Philadelphia), The Lensic (Santa Fe, NM), The Park in Kolkata, India, the Samuel Beckett Theater in Dublin, Ireland, Taliesin in Swansea, Wales, and Abuja, Bauchi, Calabar, Lagos, and Jos, Nigeria.
Hoyle has been recognized with many awards, including the Will Glickman, Prize of Hope, Bay Area Theater Critics Circle, TBA, and Lucille Lortel (Nomination). He's been supported by grants from the Edgerton Foundation, the Pew Theater Initiative, the 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. He has performed and led workshops at many universities including Columbia, Stanford, and NYU.
As an actor, Hoyle recently appeared in Aurora Theater's production of Widowers' Houses, and 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 multi-actor plays include GAME ON (2014), co-written with Tony Taccone, which won the TBA award for Outstanding New Play, THE BLOCK (2016), which had a critically acclaimed World Premiere Off-Broadway (Working Theater), and GROW (2016), about growers in the cannabis industry, which was produced by Mendocino College in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California. In 2016-2017, he was an artist-in-residence at the Heyman Center for Humanities at Columbia University working on a new piece of solo journalistic theater BORDER PEOPLE. In April-May 2018, was an artist-in-residence at Trinity College, Dublin. BORDER PEOPLE will open November, 2018 at The Marsh in San Francisco.