The Real Americans

In rep with Draw the Circle
Written & performed by Dan Hoyle 
Directed by Charlie Varon 
At the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Lab II
November 10-December 22, 2017

Inspired by 100 days travelling in a van through small-town America, actor/journalist Dan Hoyle enacts a multi-character encounter with the people at ground zero of our country’s growing economic inequality and polarized politics. Hoyle’s quest to “break the liberal bubble” sends him on an unforgettable journey into the lives of the real Americans: union coal miners, rural drug dealers, anti-war Veterans, and closeted gay creation theory experts...among others. Part of the series "Transformational Journeys: Inspired Singular Explorations."

 
Written & performed by Dan Hoyle
Directed by Charlie Varon 
November 10-December 22, 2017
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Atlas Performing Arts Center

1333 H Street NE

Washington, DC 20002

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M-Sat: 10:30am-5:30pm

Sun: 10:30am-1:30pm

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Opening Night: November 12 &13 at 7:30PM

FIRST 8 PERFORMANCES

Fri November 10 at 8PM Post show discussion

Sat November 11 at 8PM Post show discussion

Sun November 12 at 3PM Post show discussion

Sun November 12 at 7:30PM Opening night

Mon November 13 at 7:30PM Opening night

Wed November 15 at 8PM

Thurs November 16 at 8PM Cast talkback

Fri November 17 at 8PM

FULL RUN

Sat November 18 at 3PM Post show discussion

Sat November 18 at 8PM

Sun November 19 at 3PM Post show discussion

Mon November 20 at 8PM Post show discussion

Tues November 21 at 8PM

Fri November 24 at 8PM

Sat November 25 at 3PM Post show discussion

Sat November 25 at 8PM

Sun November 26 at 3PM

Sun November 26 at 7:30PM

Tues November 28 at 8PM

Wed November 29 at 8PM

Thurs November 30 at 8PM Cast talkback

Tues December 5 at 8PM

Wed December 6 at 8PM

Thurs December 7 at 11AM Cast talkback

Sat December 9 at 8PM Open captions

Sun December 10 at 3PM Open captions, Post show discussion

Mon December 11 at 8PM

Thurs December 14 at 8PM

Fri December 15 at 8PM

Sat December 16 at 3PMPost show discussion

Sun December 17 at 7:30PM

Mon December 18 at 8PM

Tues December 19 at 8PM Post show discussion

Wed December 20 at 8PM

Fri December 22 at 8PM 

 
 
 
Meet the Artists

Dan Hoyle(Performer & Writer) is an actor and writer 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, TINGS DEY HAPPEN, FLORIDA 2004: THE BIG BUMMER, and CIRCUMNAVIGATOR--all created and premiered at The Marsh Theater in his native San Francisco--have had more than 800 performances around the country and overseas including The Public Theater, Culture Project, AS220 (Providence, RI), Baltimore Center Stage, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Cleveland Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, Playmakers Repertory Company (North Carolina), Painted Bride (Philadelphia), The Lensic (Santa Fe, NM), The Park in Kolkata, India, a five city tour of Nigeria and many universities including Columbia, Stanford, USC, and NYU.

As an actor, Hoyle recently appeared Off-Broadway in Samantha Chanse's FRUITING BODIES at The Sheen Center (The Claque). He has been featured in several web comedy series, playing everything from a struggling tech entrepreneur to a guy named Skeezy Steve.

His multi-actor play GAME ON, co-written with Tony Taccone, won the TBA award for Outstanding New Play. His second multi-actor play, THE BLOCK, had a critically acclaimed World Premiere Off-Broadway in Spring 2016, produced by The Working Theater. His third, GROW, about growers in the cannabis industry, was produced by Mendocino College in the heart of cannabis country in Northern California. He is currently an artist-in-residence at the Heyman Center for Humanities at Columbia University working on a piece of solo journalistic theater BORDERS/NO BORDERS.

Hoyle has taught workshops at colleges and theaters around the country. He has been recognized with many awards, including the Will Glickman, Prize of Hope, Bay Area Theater Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel (Nomination), been supported by grants from the Edgerton Foundation, the Pew Theater Initiative, the Fleishhacker Foundation, the Zellerbach Foundation, and been commissioned by Working Theater, Aurora Theater, First Person Arts, and SF Playhouse. He holds a double degree in Performance Studies and History from Northwestern University and was a Fulbright Scholar in Nigeria in 2005-2006.

Charlie Varon(Director) The San Francisco Chronicle has credited Charlie Varon with "reinventing the form of solo theater." Charlie has been writing and performing for over 30 years. Since 1991, he has been creating award-winning solo theater work in collaboration with the extraordinary David Ford. Their home base is The Marsh, a wonderful, intimate theater in San Francisco's Mission District. 

Charlie has also directed Dan Hoyle's smash hit showsTings Dey Happen and The Real Americans. He teaches solo performance at The Marsh, narrates audio tours for museums around the country, and is currently at work on a cycle of short stories called The Listener, which will be coming to the stage in 2013.

Charlie has also collaborated with humorist Jim Rosenau on dozens of sketches for radio and stage, and on some of the pieces in Ten Day Soup and Soup of the Day. Charlie and Jim's humor pieces have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Times, Salon, and other publications. Charlie teaches workshops in solo performance in association with The Marsh, narrates audio tours for museums around the country, and lives with his family in San Francisco.

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Washington, DC 20002

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202-399-7993 ext 2

 HOURS

Monday-Friday, 11 AM to 2 PM; 3 PM to 6 PM

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Box office does NOT take calls two hours prior to a show's curtain, but will return all voice messages left during that time.

Will Call opens one hour prior to curtain.

Patrons who arrive late will be seated at the discretion of management.