Intro to Solo Performance and Character Creation
February 5, 2023 @ 11:00AM — 1:00PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar
Arcata Playhouse: 1251 9th Street Arcata, CA 95521 Get Directions
Workshop With Dan Hoyle
An introduction to creating and writing character monologues for solo performance, both researched and fictional.
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 EVERY THING, THE REAL AMERICANS, and TINGS DEY HAPPEN 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 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, 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. He lives in Oakland, California with his wife, an art teacher in East Bay schools, and their two children. He has fond memories of touring Northern California with his father and the Pickle Family Circus as a child.