Dan Hoyle – Border People

Dan Hoyle’s 
Border People

Returns to San Francisco!

Written & Performed by Dan Hoyle
Directed & Co-Developed with Charlie Varon
Executive Producers: Fleishhacker Foundation, Terry Gamble Boyer, & Elizabeth Zitrin
Associate Producers: Steve Palmer & Fabrice Florin

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Online ticket sales close 2 hours before each performance,
and additional tickets may be available for purchase at the door.

October 7 – November 18, 2023
Select Fridays at 7pm | Select Saturdays at 5pm

December 16, January 6 & 13

Ticket Information

Tickets: $25 – $35 General Seating sliding scale | $50 & $100 Reserved Seating

Online ticket sales close 2 hours before each performance,
and additional tickets may be available for purchase at the door.

75 minutes | no intermission | Ages 15+ 
Please do not bring infants to the show
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“A master class.”
–New York Times
“A master of his craft. Hoyle is one of our theatrical gems.”
–San Francisco Chronicle
“Dan Hoyle’s brilliant portrayals are exactly what we need right now.”
— Cecilia Muñoz, immigration advocate and Domestic Policy Council Director in Obama White House
“So transformative and empathetic. Enthralling, sometimes heartbreaking, more often funny. Deeply moving.
— San Francisco Examiner

About the Show

Based on conversations and interviews from the South Bronx housing projects courtyards, Refugee Safe Houses on the Northern Border with Canada, and travels along the Southwestern Border and into Mexico. Eleven monologues of people who live on or across borders both geographic and cultural, an intimate, raw, poignant, funny look at the borders we all negotiate in our everyday lives.

Post-Show Q&A’s

October 7 
with Don Reed & Charlie Varon
on Embodied Storytelling

October 27 
with Kenny Yun & Wayne Harris
on Solo Collective, a diverse group of solo performers spreading education on the history, ethics, practice, and future of Solo Performance

November 4
with Francisco Ugarte
Managing Attorney for the Immigration Unit at Sf Public Defender’s Office 
and Blaine Bookey
Legal Director at the Center for Gender Refugee Studies

November 10
with Tony Cyprien & Freddy Lee Johnson
from the Formerly Incarcerated Peoples Performance Project (FIPP)

December 16
with Laura Sanchez
Legal Director of the Central American Resource Center

About the Performer & Artistic Crew

Dan Hoyle is an actor and playwright whose  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 toured  the country and overseas including Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater (NYC), Culture Project (NYC), Berkeley Rep, Baltimore Center Stage, Cleveland Playhouse, Mosaic (D.C.), Portland Center Stage, Playmakers Rep (North Carolina), Kolkatta, India, Dublin, Ireland, and a U.S. State Department-sponsored five city tour of Nigeria. As an actor, Hoyle recently appeared in Widowers’ Houses at Aurora Theater Company. His multi actor plays include GAME ON, co-written with Tony Taccone, (TBA award for Outstanding New Play) THE BLOCK (Working Theater, NYC, 2016). He has been an artist-in-residence at Trinity College, Dublin and Columbia University’s Heyman Center for Humanities. More info:  danhoyle.com

Charlie Varon (director, co-developer) is an artist-in-residence at The Marsh Theater in San Francisco. He has collaborated with Dan Hoyle on his solo shows Circumnavigator, Tings Dey Happen and The Real Americans. As playwright/performer, Varon’s award-winning shows – all created in collaboration with David Ford –include Rush Limbaugh in Night School (1994), The People’s Violin (2000), and Rabbi Sam (2009) which have had long runs at The Marsh and toured the country. Charlievaron.com

Robert Perez (stage manager, lighting designer) recently came to us from the public education & service industry world. Having worked close to a hundred shows, he now stage manages and designs lights for performers.