Dan Hoyle: The Real Americans

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College of Arts and Humanities

A Research Institute for Arts and Humanities Event

This event is part of the Research Institute for Arts and Humanities Public Lectures and Events series

Speaker

Dan Hoyle
Professor Owen Sheers

Speaker's Biography

Mae Dan Hoyle yn actor ac yn ysgrifennwr sy'n byw yn Oakland, California. Disgrifiwyd ei fath arbennig o theatr newyddiadurol fel "riveting, funny and poignant" (New York Times) a "hilarious, moving and very necessary" (Salon). Mae ei sioeau undyn, EACH AND EVERY THING, THE REAL AMERICANS, TINGS DEY HAPPEN, FLORIDA 2004: THE BIG BUMMER, a CIRCUMNAVIGATOR - a berfformiwyd gyntaf yn The Marsh yn ei ddinas enedigol, San Francisco - wedi teithio'r wlad a thramor, gan gynnwys The Public Theater, Culture Project, AS220 (Providence, RI), Baltimore Center Stage, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Cleveland Playhouse, Mosaic Theater Company (Washington, D.C.), Portland Center Stage, Playmakers Repertory Company, Painted Bride (Philadelphia), The Lensic (Santa Fe, NM), The Park yn Kolkata, India, a thaith o bum dinas yn Nigeria.

Mae Hoyle wedi ennill llawer o wobrau, gan gynnwys Gwobr Will Glickman, Prize of Hope, Bay Area Theater Critics Circle a Gwobr TBA ac fe'i enwebwyd am Wobr Lucille Lortel. Mae wedi derbyn grantiau gan Sefydliad Edgerton, Menter Pew Theater, Sefydliad Fleishhacker, Sefydliad Zellerbach a chafodd ei gomisiynu gan Aurora Theater, First Person Arts, San Francisco Playhouse a The Working Theater. Mae ganddo radd ddwbl mewn Astudiaethau Perfformio a Hanes gan Brifysgol Northwestern a bu'n Ysgolhaig Fulbright yn Nigeria rhwng 2005 a 2006. Mae wedi perfformio ac arwain gweithdai mewn llawer o brifysgolion, gan gynnwys Columbia, Stanford ac NYU.

Fel actor, mae Hoyle yn perfformio ar hyn o bryd yng nghynhyrchiad Aurora Theater o Widowers' Houses a pherfformiodd yn ddiweddar oddi ar Broadway yn FRUITING BODIES gan Samanta Chanse yng Nghanolfan Sheen (The Claque). Mae wedi ymddangos mewn sawl cyfres gomedi ar y we, gan chwarae pob math o rôl, o entrepreneur technoleg mewn trafferthion i gymeriad o'r enw Skeezy Steve.

Mae ei ddramâu ar gyfer nifer o actorion yn cynnwys GAME ON (2014) a ysgrifennwyd ar y cyd â Tony Taccone, ac a enillodd wobr TBA am Ddrama Newydd Neilltuol, THE BLOCK (2016), a ganmolwyd yn fawr gan y beirniaid yn ei pherfformiad cyntaf, oddi ar Broadway (Working Theater), a GROW (2016) am dyfwyr yn y diwydiant canabis, a gynhyrchwyd gan Goleg Mendocino yn Emerald Triangle yng ngogledd California. Yn 2016-2017 ef oedd artist preswyl Canolfan y Dyniaethau Heyman ym Mhrifysgol Columbia, gan weithio ar ddrama newyddiadurol undyn newydd, BORDERS/NO BORDERS. Rhwng Ebrill a Mai 2018, bydd yn artist breswyl yng Ngholeg y Drindod, Dulyn a bydd yn perfformio yn Theatr Samuel Beckett.

From: May 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
To: May 2, 2018, 9:30 p.m.
Location: Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, SA2 8PZ, Swansea

Award-winning American playwright and performer Dan Hoyle spent 100 days traveling through small-town America. Living out of his van, he found himself sharing meals and conversations with union coal miners, rural drug dealers, anti-war Veterans, and closeted gay creation theory experts, among others. Hoyle sought to see the world through their eyes, and found himself at ground zero of our country’s growing economic inequality and polarized politics.

Two Obama terms and 350 performances in a dozen cities later, this show, a wonderful piece of journalistic theatre , is back. Why? Because Donald Trump has made it all wildly relevant again. Come sit with the characters that made 'The Real Americans' a runaway hit. With additional material based on travels in Summer 2016 to reconnect with some of the people that inspired the original show.

“Dan Hoyle’s smart, entertaining, funny, insightful, and surprising show...is compassionate and ultimately hopeful, without being soft at all.”
The New Yorker

“Impressive, hilarious, moving and provocative. Beneath the masterful humor, a rich texture of human connections asserts itself.”
San Francisco Chronicle

Swansea University Centenary Lecture Series
Curated and introduced by Professor in Creativity, Owen Sheers


Contact: Matthew Hughes (Email: m.t.hughes@swansea.ac.uk) - Telephone: 01792604808

Website: https://www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk/en/performances.php?id=57726


Event created by: m.t.hughes

 
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