Dan Fishback
Dan Fishback has been writing and performing in New York City since 2003. Major works include The Material World (2012), thirtynothing (2011), and You Will Experience Silence (2009), all directed by Stephen Brackett at Dixon Place. Time Out New York named The Material World one of the top ten plays of 2013. Fishback is a resident artist at the University of Pennsylvania and has enjoyed previous residencies at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at NYU (2012) and BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange (2010–12). He has received grants from the Franklin Furnace Fund (2010) and the Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists (2007–09). Fishback curates and hosts the queer theater series “La MaMa’s SQUIRTS.” His band Cheese On Bread has toured Europe and North America in support of their two full-length albums Maybe Maybe Maybe Baby (2004) and The Search for Colonel Mustard (2007), the latter of which was reissued in Japan in 2010 on Moor Works Records. As a solo musician, Fishback has released several recordings, including Sweet Chastity (2005, produced by César Alvarez of The Lisps), and his latest, The Mammal Years (2012). He was a member of the movement troupe Underthrust, which collaborated with songwriter Kimya Dawson on several performances and videos. Fishback’s essay “Times Are Changing, Reb Tevye” was featured in the anthology Mentsh: On Being Jewish & Queer (Alyson Books, 2004). His visual installation “Pen Pals” was featured in the 2011 SoHo exhibition of the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History. Fishback frequently teaches workshops on performance composition and queer performance culture. He blogs at thematerialworld.tumblr.com and his website is danfishback.com.
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