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Dan Fishback’s The Material World – Extended through August 2nd!

Monday, July 16th, 2012

“In that better, smarter world, perhaps, thoughtful musicals like this one would be on Broadway.” – The Village Voice

Cohort I Fellow Dan Fishback asks the hard questions: what happens when you put Madonna and Britney Spears into the same house with a family of socialist Jews from the 1920s? The answer, currently playing at Dixon Place, just garnered a rave review from the Village Voice!

The Material World performs Fridays and Saturdays in July at 7pm. Click here for more info and tickets!

Now extended through August 2nd!

July 6-28th (Fridays and Saturdays only) @ 7pm

Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street
New York, NY

Dan Fishback’s The Material World

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Cohort I Fellow Dan Fishback’s musical The Material World asks a hard question: what happens when you put Madonna and Britney Spears into the same house with a family of socialist Jews from the 1920s? Will they spark a global anti-capitalist revolution? Will Madonna use secret Kabbalistic codes to harness the power of God and fix everything wrong with the universe? To get the answer, be sure to see the show at Dixon Place!

“In that better, smarter world, perhaps, thoughtful musicals like this one would be on Broadway.” Check out the fantastic review in the Village Voice!

Fridays and Saturdays,
July 6-28 @ 7:00pm
Click here for tickets and more info!

Dan Fishback Reading of “The Material World”

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Dan will present a reading of his new musical, “The Material World.”

April 13, 2012, 8pm

Dan Fishback – Songs from “The Material World”

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Dan and friends will present 30 minutes of songs from his upcoming musical, “The Material World.”

January 21 and 22, 2012 at 8:00PM.

Dan Fishback’s thirtynothing

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

In his new solo performance, thirtynothing, Dan Fishback juxtaposes tales from the terrifying dawn of the AIDS epidemic with stories from his own more innocent childhood in those same years. As he unearths forgotten work by gay artists who died in the 80s and 90s, Fishback weaves stories from his own life through stories from theirs. Searching for role models and father figures amongst artists like Mark Morrisroe, David Wojnarowicz, David B. Feinberg, Essex Hemphill and many more, Fishback interacts with their work, dramatizing the generation gap between older and younger gay men. With insight, wit, and his characteristic dark, neurotic humor, Fishback tears open issues of sexual intimacy, mass death and cultural memory, creating an abstract theatrical landscape where the living and the dead can co-mingle and collaborate.

Fridays and Saturdays
September 30 & October 1 at 7:30pm
October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22 at 9:30pm
Click here for tickets ($15 in advance, $18 at the door).

The run will also include a series of Sunday events. More information about these events can be found here.

For further information about the performance, please the Dixon Place website.

Dan Fishback at BAX

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Get a glimpse of former Six Points Fellow -->Dan Fishback --> at BAX’s Artist in Residence showcase!

AIR Works in Progress Showcase
Thursday – Sunday | January 20-23, 2011

For BAX’s 20th Birthday Season, alumni, faculty, current and former resident artists provide a striking curatorial dynamism. They have pulled from their experiences and interests at and beyond BAX. As a group they represent BAX’s past, present and future.

See BAX’s 2010-2011 Artists in Residence showcase works in progress as they prepare for the AIR FESTIVAL in April 2011. Stay after the performance for a moderated discussion.

THURSDAY – January 20 @ 8:00 PM
Dan Fishback and Mina Nishimura
FRIDAY – January 21 @ 8:00 PM
Levi Gonzalez and Catharine Dill
SATURDAY – January 22 @ 8:00 PM
Mina Nishimura and Levi Gonzalez
SUNDAY – January 23 @ 6:00 PM
Dan Fishback and Catharine Dill

In advance (Visit $12 General | $7 Low-Income
At the Door (30 minutes before showtime) $15 General | $8 Low-Income

Franklin Furnace Fund for Former Six Points Fellows

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

We’re pleased to announce that two of our Cohort 1 Fellows, Dan Fishback and Alina Bliumis, are 2010 Franklin Furnace Fund recipients – Congrats!

Dan Fishback’s “thirtynothing” in SF

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

November 4-6, 2010
The Hub/JCC SF Presents:
written and performed by Dan Fishback
directed by Stephen Brackett

In this workshop performance, Dan Fishback explores how his generation of gay men grew up in the shadow of the AIDS epidemic.

BIO — Dan Fishback

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Dan Fishback has been writing and performing in New York City since 2003.  Major works include -->You Will Experience Silence --> (Dixon Place, 2009, which the Village Voice called “sassier and more fun than Angels in America“), No Direction Homo (P.S. 122, 2006), and Please Let Me Love You (Dixon Place, 2006).  Also a performing songwriter and recording artist, Fishback began his solo music career in the East Village’s anti-folk scene. His band, Cheese On Bread, has toured Europe and North America, and has released records in the United States and Japan.  Fishback has shared stages with Ani Difranco and Kimya Dawson as part of the punk dance troupe Underthrust.  He regularly visits colleges all over the country to lead workshops on solo performance, and to speak on queer and Jewish issues.

In addition to receiving the Six Points Fellowship in 2007, Fishback has been granted residencies at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and Dixon Place.  In 2010, he received a Franklin Furnace Fund grant and a residency at Brooklyn Arts Exchange to develop his new solo show, thirtynothing.  He freelances as a life coach and doesn’t need certification thankyouverymuch.

Contact info:

dan (at) danfishback (dot) com


Monday, May 10th, 2010

In ancient Israel, at the dawn of the Chanukah war, the “chosen people” are bored and horny. Judah Maccabee (Dan Fishback), a surly queer teenager, travels to Jerusalem one day with his best friend Ezra (Max Steele). When they encounter a sexy Greek soldier (Joseph Keckler), they must reckon with their responsibilities — to their people, to their libidos and to each other. Their story is interspersed with tale of Ian Fleishman (Dan Fishback), a crazed activist who spends his morning in bed, calling the White House to complain about the state of the world, the state of the war, and the state of his love life. Erotic, neurotic and dorky, performance artist Dan Fishback is fiercer than ever in this absurdist meditation on citizenship, imperialism and sexual ethics.