The Working Theater recently commissioned writer/performer Dan Hoyle to collaborate with director Tamilla Woodard on a research-based theater piece set in the Bronx. They're in the process of creating "The Block," which will tour all five New York City Boroughs in Summer 2016.
Dan Hoyle is an actor and playwright based in New York City. 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” and “Tings Dey Happen” — all created and premiered at The Marsh Theater in his native San Francisco — have had critically acclaimed runs Off-Broadway (Culture Project, Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater) toured the country and overseas (Berkeley Rep, Cleveland Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, Painted Bride in Philadelphia, The Park in Calcutta, India and five cities in Nigeria on an official U.S. State Department tour), and received several awards (Will Glickman Best New Play Award, TBA Best New Play Award, Edgerton Winner, Prize of Hope, Lucille Lortel nominee, Bay Area Theater Critics Circle). Hoyle was a Fulbright Scholar in Nigeria in 2005-2006, and has been awarded grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the Pew Theater Initiative, the Fleishhacker Foundation, the Zellerbach Foundation, and the Circumnavigator’s Club. He has served as an artist-in-residence teacher and has taught workshops at colleges and theaters around the country. He holds a double degree in Performance Studies and History from Northwestern University and lives in the South Bronx with his wife Lyra, a visual artist and art teacher in Bronx and Manhattan schools.
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