Border People

 

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WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY
DAN HOYLE

OFF-BROADWAY PREMIERE DIRECTED BY
NICOLE A. WATSON

JAN 25- FEB 22, 2020

at the GURAL THEATRE at the A.R.T./NEW YORK THEATRES
502 West 53rd Street @ 10th Ave

TICKETS at Ovationtix.com or call 866-811-4111

On-site box office opens 1 hour prior to performance.
Pay-what-you-can every Wednesday at the door-15 minutes prior to curtain, subject to availability. For group sales inquiries (10+ tickets) please email laura@theworkingtheater.org 

NYC BOROUGH TOUR
MARCH 3-14, 2020

March 3rd & 4th @7PM: STATEN ISLAND
SNUG HARBOR CULTURAL CENTER
1000 RICHMOND TERRACE
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March 6th & 7th @7PM: THE BRONX
THE BRONX DOCUMENTARY CENTER
614 COURTLANDT AVE
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March 9th-11th @7PM: BROOKLYN
VENUE TBA

March 13th & 14th @7PM: QUEENS
IBEW LOCAL 3
158-11 HARRY VAN ARSDALE JR. AVE
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“A master of his craft. Each of Hoyle’s details as juicy as a new plum. 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 director of the Domestic Policy Council in the Obama White House

“A gifted actor. So transformative and empathetic. Enthralling, sometimes heartbreaking, more often funny. Deeply moving”SF Examiner

“Visionary. Seventy-five spellbinding minutes.” Broadway World

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BORDER PEOPLE is based on conversations with immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and border crossers of all kinds at both the Northern and Southern borders, and the many unseen borders in between. A startling gallery of portraits of those who cross borders, geographical or cultural, by necessity or choice.

originally developed with and directed by CHARLIE VARON

Scenic Design FRANK OLIVA
Lighting Design JIMMY LAWLOR
Sound Design JORGE OLIVO
Video Design YANA BIRŸKOVA 
Production Stage Manager KARA KAUFMAN
Graphic Design the watsons 
Press Representation MENDIOLA ARTS MANAGEMENT

General Admission $30 / Reserved Tickets $40
Students/Seniors/Union Members (with ID) $25

Many community performances are pay what you can. Please see tour schedule join our mailing list for details.

 

Photos above by Carol Rosegg: Dan Hoyle in Border People at Working Theater


 

SURROUND EVENTS

CLICK HERE to learn more about upcoming post-show panel discussions

 

Friday, January 31 / Borders: Stories in the Media, Reality on the Ground
featuring Palika Makam of WITNESS and independent documentary filmmaker Jess Beck

Thursday, February 6 / Solo Performance: Many Voices, One Vessel
featuring journalistic solo performers Lisa Ramirez, Judith Sloan and Dan Hoyle

Wednesday, February 19 / U.S. Immigration: The Policy and the People
featuring Julia Preston of The Marshall Project and This American Life, Theresa Thanjan of New York Immigration Coalition and Marcial Godoy of NYU’s Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

 


 

LEARN MORE

CLICK HERE to learn more about Dan’s process and the production

 

 


 

 

WHO’S WHO

Dan Hoyle Portrait by Peter Prato

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAN HOYLE (Playwright/Performer) is an actor and writer 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, have toured the country and overseas including The Public Theater, Culture Project, Baltimore Center Stage, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Cleveland Playhouse, Mosaic Theater Company (Washington, D.C.), Portland Center Stage, Playmakers Repertory Company, Painted Bride (Philadelphia), 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, TBA, and Lucille Lortel (Nomination). He’s been supported by grants from the Edgerton Foundation, the Pew Theater Initiative, the 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. In 2016-2017, he was an artist-in-residence at the Heyman Center for Humanities at Columbia University where he began work on his new solo journalistic theater piece BORDER PEOPLE. It opened at The Marsh in San Francisco in January 2019, and ran for ten months. www.danhoyle.com

 

Nicole A. Watson (Director) is thrilled to be back at Working Theater. She is the associate artistic director at Round House Theatre as well as a freelance director and educator. Recent credits include The Niceties (Geva Theatre) School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play (Round House Theatre), A Doll’s House Part 2 (Round House Theatre), Sweat (Asolo Repertory Theatre), and Skeleton Crew (Baltimore Center Stage). As a director she has worked at the O’Neill Theater Center, Playmakers Rep, Theater Latte Da, the Kennedy Center, the New Black Fest, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, New Georges, the Lark, New Dramatists, and the 52nd Street Project. As an educator she has worked at the University of Maryland College Park, NYU, North Carolina School of the Arts, Smith College, Two River Theater, Long Island University, and ACT in San Francisco. Along with Dina Vovsi, Luke Harlan, and Rebecca Martinez, Nicole curated The Working Theater Directors Salon for 5 seasons. Her interest is in new plays, especially those that interrogate history and amplify the narratives of those who have been ignored or misrepresented. She is an associate artist at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, a New Georges affiliated artist, an alum of the Women’s Project Lab, the Drama League, and a member of the SDC. www.nicoleawatson.com

 

 

Charlie Varon (Original Director/Co-Developer) is an artist-in-residence at The Marsh in San Francisco. He has collaborated with Dan Hoyle on all his solo shows, including Circumnavigator, Tings Dey HappenThe Real Americans and Each and Every Thing. As playwright/performer, Varon’s award-winning solo 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. www.charlievaron.com


Performance space for this production was subsidized by the
A.R.T./New York Theatres Rental Subsidy Fund,
a program of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York).

 

 


 

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The 21st Century ILGWU Heritage Fund

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New York Theater Program in partnership with the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York

The Howard Gilman Foundation

The One World Fund

The Shubert Foundation

the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, with special thanks to Queens Council Member Rory Lancman