Spring 2017 Play Lab
Each and Every Thing
Newly reconceived, written, and performed by Dan Hoyle
Directed by Charlie Varon
$10 | $5 for Members
Jay Andrus Rehearsal Hall
Fri, May 12 at 7:30 pm
Sat, May 13 at 7:30 pm
Sun, May 14 at 2 pm
A special presentation of the first draft of a brand new project
Tickets to Play Lab include the Toast Bar, an array of breads and spreads.
From the creator of the award-winning shows Tings Dey Happen and The Real Americans comes Each and Every Thing, a new piece of journalistic theater about finding connection in our digital age. From the hardscrabble 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 Midtown Manhattan, Each and Every Thing brings a comic and riveting story to vivid life on stage.
Sunday’s Play Lab matinee will feature the very first draft of Hoyle’s newest solo project, employing his signature style to a host of indelible characters who challenge us with questions about how we negotiate borders every day, from the international to the deeply personal.
*Patrons are also invited to attend a free open rehearsal at 2:30 pm on Saturday, May 13. Anyone interested in attending this should contact the Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please arrive 10–15 minutes prior to the start time.
Meet Dan Hoyle
Dan Hoyle 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 Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, Culture Project, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Cleveland Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, Playmakers Rep, Painted Bride in Philadelphia, The Lensic in Santa Fe, The Park in Kolkata, India, a five city tour of Nigeria and many universities including Columbia, Stanford, USC, and NYU.
"Mr. Hoyle is both a first-rate reporter and actor." —New York Times
About Play Labs
Developing a new play doesn’t happen overnight. The process of workshops, readings, and rewrites play a vital role in helping playwrights see and hear their work—as plot holes get fixed, characters get solidified, dialogue comes to life, and the play gets on its feet. First audiences are at the heart of that effort. Baltimore Center Stage Play Labs are dedicated to this cause.
Every year, Baltimore Center Stage hosts a series of diverse readings, complete with open rehearsals, that invite the audience to join the process.
Public readings are Friday and Saturday at 7.30 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm. Open rehearsal times on Saturday give audiences the chance to get a taste of how a new play gets shaped and a performance gets crafted.
New play development is made possible in part by the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund and the Nathan and Suzanne Cohen Foundation Fund for Commissioning and Developing New Plays.