Dan Hoyle’s
Talk To Your People

Live and In-Person at the San Francisco Mainstage

Written & Performed by Dan Hoyle
Developed with & Directed by Charlie Varon

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August 27 at 7pm

Ticket Information

Tickets: $25 – $35 General Seating sliding scale | $55 and $100 Reserved Seating
75 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 15+
Please do not bring infants to the show

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About the Show

From award-winning actor and playwright Dan Hoyle, this new solo show chronicles America’s first year of the pandemic through seven stories. Urged by a friend to “talk to your people,” Dan practiced his journalism of hanging out, turning his ethnographic lens back on liberal white folks and how they are negotiating reckonings around race, power, and masculinity.

An incisive and comedic meditation on how we got to this moment, and how we might move forward together. Talk To Your People showcases a portfolio of characters that are unique, funny, raw, and complex. Audiences meet a hippie jock wrestling with his activist heart in a corporate job, an Argentine marxist techie uncomfortable with his unquestioned POC status in elite circles, a ’90s free-spirit viber missing the campfire solidarity of his past, among others, all brought to the stage in Hoyle’s signature style. Punctuated by original songs, and video footage shot by Hoyle in Oakland and the Bay Area, this inventive and intimate show spotlights some of the biggest issues of the day with humor and nuance.


“A brilliant performer.” (SF Theater Blog)

“Entertaining. Intriguing. Insightful. Masterfully captivates us as an audience.” (TheatreEddys)

Dan Hoyle is an actor and writer whose brand of immersion research theater has been hailed as “riveting, funny and poignant” (New York Times)

“hilarious, moving and very necessary” (Salon)

About the Performer

Dan Hoyle is an Oakland-based actor and playwright. 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 EVERYTHING, 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 Repertory Theater, Baltimore Center Stage, Cleveland Playhouse, Mosaic Theater Company (D.C.), Portland Center Stage, Playmakers Rep (North Carolina), Painted Bride (Philadelphia), The Park in Calcutta, India, the Samuel Beckett Theater in 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 in Berkeley and Off-Broadway in Samantha Chanse’s FRUITING BODIES at The Sheen Center. His multi-actor plays include GAME ON, co-written with Tony Taccone, (TBA award for Outstanding New Play) THE BLOCK, which had a critically acclaimed run Off-Broadway in Spring 2016 (Working Theater), and GROW, a Northern California marijuana comic thriller, which premiered at Mendocino College in Ukiah, CA. He has been an artist-in-residence at Trinity College, Dublin and Columbia University’s Heyman Center for Humanities.