Theater: TALK TO YOUR PEOPLE (Dan Hoyle, The Marsh)

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by Tony Frankel on May 10, 2021

in Theater-San Francisco / Bay Area,Virtual


One of our greatest solo performers, Dan Hoyle returns to The Marsh for an intimate night of online theater, comedy, and community with an experimental workshop, Talk to Your People, available to stream via MarshStream. Provoked by a director friend last summer who said to “talk to your people,” Hoyle began to create new characters and monologues while in quarantine – some based on real people he’s chatted with on beaches and parks, while others are formed from wildly satirical sui-generis creations. As the show evolves, Hoyle has shifted his focus more on people dealing with the country’s racial reckoning. Viewers of Talk to Your People will be given an exclusive look at Hoyle’s work of art in progress, followed by an interactive post-show hang. Talk to Your People, developed with and directed by longtime collaborator Charlie Varon, will be streamed 5:00pm (PDT), Saturday, May 15, 2021. This will be live, with a limited amount of tickets to keep it cozy (tickets are $15-$35 sliding scale, $50 and $100).

The Marsh has been home to Dan Hoyle’s World Premiere shows Border People (2019, see Stage and Cinema’s review), Each and Every Thing (2014), The Real Americans (2010, see our review), Tings Dey Happen (2007), and Florida 2004: The Big Bummer (2004).

MarshStream launched in April 2020 and has received overwhelmingly enthusiastic response, garnering over 80,000 viewers over the past year. Notable MarshStream moments thus far include the debut of MarshStream International Solo Fest (under whose banner Hoyle is performing), The Marsh’s first- ever digital festival, and the U.S. premiere of The Invisible Line, a new documentary about one of the world’s most famous social experiments gone wrong.

images of Dan Hoyle courtesy of Dan Hoyle

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