In THE LOSS OF NAMELESS THINGS, Oakley Hall’s family and the band of actors who followed him into the upstate New York wilderness to build the Lexington Conservatory Theatre (LCT) share their recollections of Hall, his genius and the terrible accident that took it away.
Read updates about the Hall family and the artists and actors who were touched by Hall and his life-changing experience.
Oakley Hall lll lives in Nevada City, California where he is at work on his memoir, Alf & Me.
Oakley Hall II is the father of Oakley Hall III. The senior Oakley lives in San Francisco and Squaw Valley, California with his wife of 60 years, Barbara Hall. He is the author of more than 20 works of fiction, including Warlock, Separations and the Ambrose Bierce mystery series. He is best known for The Downhill Racer, the basis for a 1969 Robert Redford film. Hall was the director of programs in writing at UC Irvine for 20 years. He is also director of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. In 1998, he received a PEN Center USA/West Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement. In 2004, he was awarded the Poets & Writers/Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award.
Barbara Hall is the mother of Oakley Hall III. She lives in San Francisco and Squaw Valley with her husband, Oakley Hall II.
Tracy Hall, the sister of Oakley Hall III, lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Sands Hall, the sister of Oakley Hall III, is a novelist, playwright, actress and director in Nevada City, California. Her novel, Catching Heaven, was a finalist for the Willa Award for Best Contemporary Fiction and is a Random House Reader's Circle selection. Her book on writing, Tools of the Writer's Craft, was published in 2005.
Brett Hall-Jones, the sister of Oakley Hall III, is the director of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.
Louis B. Jones, the brother-in-law of Oakley Hall III, is the author of the novels Ordinary Money, Particles and Luck and California's Over. He is married to Oakley’s sister Brett.
Dr. Steven Boch, who saved Oakley Hall III’s life the night of his accident, now practices medicine in Albany, New York.
Bruce Bouchard attended UC Irvine and the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco with Oakley Hall III, and was a founding member of LCT. He is currently a freelance producer living in upstate New York. His recent project, The Tricky Part, won an Obie Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award and his next project, Bartleby the Schrivener, opens at the Blue Heron Theatre in New York City.
Kate Kelly Bouchard, a former LCT member, is an actor and voice teacher in New York.
Robin Campbell lived with Oakley Hall III after his accident. She now lives with her partner and his 12-year-old grandson on a truck farm in the Midwest.
Patricia Charbonneau, a former LCT member, is an actor who has appeared in the films Desert Hearts, K2 and Manhunter. She is based in New York City and Los Angeles. continued »