Danny Hoch, 26th Annual Literary Festival


Danny Hoch

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Chandler Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center

Author/Artist Bio

Danny Hoch is a globally acclaimed actor, writer and solo performer. His three solo shows "Pot Melting," "Some People," and "Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop" have toured over 50 cities to sold-out houses and won numerous awards. Hoch is the recipient of two OBIES, Edinburgh Fringe First Award, NRA Fellowship, Sundance Writers Fellowship, 1998 CalArts/Alpert Award in Theatre, and a 1999 Tennessee Williams Fellowship. Most recently, he received a 2000-2001 fellowship from the New School's Vera List Center for Art & Politics. He has written and acted for television and several films, including HBO's "Subway Stories," Terence Malick's "Thin Red Line," Fox Searchlight's "Whiteboys," and New Line's "Prison Song." Hoch's "Some People" was made into an acclaimed HBO special and nominated for a Cable Ace Award. His writings have appeared in The Village Voice, The New York Times, Harper's, New Theater Review, The Nation, American Theatre, and various books, including Out of Character, Extreme Exposure, Laughing in the Dark, and Creating Your Own Monologue. Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop and Some People were recently published as a Villard Books/Random House paperback.


Hoch read on Monday, September 29, 2003 at the Chandler Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center in Norfolk, Virginia at 8 p.m.


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