"...VIBRANT THEATRICAL JOURNEY.
reaches out to audiences in a capacious, 21st century Whitmanesque embrace.”
- Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times
"The extravagantly talented Mr. Hoch...has been channeling restless souls... [he's] a specialist in placing invisible people in the line of vision of folks who might otherwise never see them."
- Ben Brantley, New York Times
OBIE Award-winning solo artist Danny Hoch returns to Center Theatre Group with his riveting new work, Taking Over, a show that brings to vivid life the residents of his Brooklyn neighborhood.
In rapidly changing Williamsburg, the melting pot is boiling over with strained ethnic relations and economic tensions—and the threat of gentrification, which threatens to crush the city’s diversity. Hoch masterfully depicts this community in transition with compassionate and hilarious results.
"In "Taking Over,"Danny Hoch's expert transformations always showcase his talent in high style, complemented by Alexander Nichols' kaleidoscopic projections, which take us from stoop to loft to community center with a dazzling vitality..."
- Variety, Bob Verini.
More About the Show
View the Taking Over Opening Night video!
An exclusive video interview with Danny Hoch. Photos by Joan Marcus and Kevin Berne.
Danny Hoch recently appeared at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal.
Barbara Boshra in the Montreal Gazette writes, “Critics often rely on such terms as ‘tour de force’ and ‘bravura’ to describe the stage work of New York City actor/writer Danny Hoch.” More online…
Danny Hoch joins KCRW's "Guest DJ Project"
Artist/performer Danny Hoch recently did an exclusive online-only “Guest DJ” spot for KCRW host Garth Trinidad, selecting and discussing songs that have inspired his work.
You can listen to the podcast here and read the transcript to get an inside glimpse of how Danny’s incorporated hip-hop mainstays and rarities into his projects throughout his career.
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Eat, Drink and Be Social!
Our newly remodeled Lounge opens one hour before show time, serving drinks and eats from Culver City's newest culinary star, Ugo ~ An Italian Cafe. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, step into the Lounge after the show to hear our resident DJ's spin the coolest grooves and join the cast and crew for cocktails and conversation. When the applause dies down, your night continues at Culver City's newest late-night spot.