Dan Hoyle Unveils New Show EACH AND EVERY THING at The Marsh Tonight
The Marsh presents the World Premiere of the newest solo show by award-winning actor/playwright Dan Hoyle, EACH AND EVERY THING, a search for connection in the digital age.
Fresh from an Off-Broadway run of his critically acclaimed The Real Americans, Hoyle returns to The Marsh with this new work, developed with Charlie Varon and Maureen Towey, and directed by Charlie Varon. From a showdown with a violent felon in small-town Nebraska, to a childhood listening to anti-conformist rants in San Francisco; from the hard-scrabble corner boys of Chicago to the intellectual temple of Calcutta's famed coffeehouse; from a Digital Detox retreat in remote Northern California to an intimate confession in Manhattan, EACH AND EVERY THING finds Hoyle searching for true community, spontaneity, and wonder in a fractured and hyper-connected world.
EACH AND EVERY THING will play 8pm Thursdays and Fridays, and 8:30pm Saturdays at The Marsh San Francisco MainStage Theater, tonight, May 29 - July 12, 2014 (press opening night June 14). For tickets ($20-$50), the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055 between 1 - 4pm, Monday through Friday.
Dan Hoyle's solo show The Real Americans, also directed by Charlie Varon, made its World Premiere at The Marsh San Francisco in 2010, where it ran for 18 months before touring to Joe's Pub in New York, The Painted Bride in Philadelphia, The Lensic in Santa Fe, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Cleveland Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, and The Park Hotel in Calcutta, India. It was dubbed "Best Solo Show" by SF Weekly, a Top Ten play by the San Francisco Chronicle, and was nominated for a Bay Area Theater Critics Circle award for Outstanding Solo Show. The New Yorker called it "smart, entertaining, funny, insightful, and surprising."
His solo show Tings Dey Happen, also helmed by Varon, premiered at The Marsh San Francisco and won the 2007 Will Glickman Award for Best New Play before running five months Off-Broadway in New York at The Culture Project, where it was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show. Tings Dey Happen, called "Funny and poignant. Engrossing. First-rate," by The New York Times, was based on Hoyle's experiences as a Fulbright Scholar living in the Niger Delta of Nigeria studying oil politics. In October 2009, Hoyle returned to Nigeria to perform the show in five Nigerian cities, sponsored by the U.S. State Department.
Hoyle's previous solo shows Circumnavigator and Florida 2004: The Big Bummer also debuted at The Marsh, where they had extended runs before touring colleges around the country. Hoyle has been commissioned by The Aurora Theatre Company, SF Playhouse, and First Person Arts, and has been awarded grants from the Pew Theater Initiative, The Fleishhacker Foundation, the Zellerbach Foundation, The Vanguard Foundation, and the Circumnavigator's Club. His essays have been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, Sports Illustrated, Salon and Mother Jones. He also performs with his father, actor and comedian Geoff Hoyle. Hoyle has also written two plays for multiple actors: Scrubbed, a Facebook-era farce for SF Playhouse, and Game On, co-written with Tony Taccone ,about venture capitalism, global warming, and baseball that was given its world premiere in April 2014 at San Jose Repertory Theatre.
Charlie Varon is an artist-in-residence at The Marsh in San Francisco, where he has been writing, performing, directing and teaching for over 20 years. As collaborator/director, Varon has worked with performer Dan Hoyle since 2004, 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 - have enjoyed extended runs at The Marsh and traveled around the country. These include Rush Limbaugh in Night School (1994), The People's Violin (2000), Rabbi Sam (2009), and his current hit comedy, Feisty Old Jew, which has been extended at The Marsh through July 13.
Maureen Towey received a 2013 TCG Leadership U Fellowship with Berkeley Rep, a 2009 Princess Grace/Baryshnikov Arts Center Work-in-Progress Award, a 2007 Princess Grace Fellowship, and a 2006 Fulbright Scholarship in South Africa. Towey directed Finding Penelope, a site-specific adaptation of the Odyssey in Milwaukee, Wisconsin -- this groundbreaking process inspired both a documentary and a book (currently under commission). Other highlights include Throwing Bones (Sojourn Theatre), Swallow What You Steal (ubom, South Africa), Gruesome Playground Injuries, Animals Out of Paper, I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda (Boise Contemporary Theatre), and many others. She has assisted Michael Rohd (GOOD), Brett Bailey (Opening ceremonies, Harare International Arts Festival, Zimbabwe) and JoAnne Akalaitis (Beckett Shorts, New York Theatre Workshop, starring Baryshnikov).
Photo Credit: Stuart Locklear