Dan Fishback

Dan Fishback has been writing and performing in NYC since 2003. He is a recipient of the 2007-2009 Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists. The resulting play, You Will Experience Silence (Stephen Brackett, dir.) debuted to critical acclaim in April 2009 at Dixon Place, where Fishback was an Artist-in-Residence. The following summer, he began a fellowship at the MacDowell Artists Colony to develop two new plays, The Material World and The Mattachine Project.
In 2006, Performance Space 122 presented a mini-festival of his work in NO DIRECTION HOMO: The Many Identical Personae of Dan Fishback. Earlier pieces, including Please Let Me Love You and Boi with an i, have been performed at venues like Galapagos Art Space, Dixon Place, Brooklyn Arts Exchange and the Sidewalk Cafe.

Fishback's band, Cheese On Bread, has toured Europe and North America, and released its sophomore album, "The Search for Colonel Mustard," in 2007, in the United States and Japan. As a solo artist, he has released several recordings, including "Sweet Chastity" (Luv-a-Lot Records, 2005) and "Calendar Boys" (Off-Stage Fright Productions, 2008). He will drop his new full length studio album, "Mammal," in 2010. Fishback fronts grunge band The Faggots, and has shared stages with Ani Difranco and Kimya Dawson as part of the punk dance troupe Underthrust.

His essay, "Times Are Changing, Reb Tevye," was published in "Mentsh: On Being Jewish and Queer" (Alyson Books, 2004). He regularly visits colleges all over the country to speak on queer and Jewish issues.

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