DANIEL FISHBACK

Lives in Brooklyn, NY. Working in Israel.

Project Description: Artist will travel to Israel to conduct research for his upcoming play, Rubble Rubble, which is the final installment in a trilogy about the legacy of Jewish-American leftism. During his trip, he will interview American Jews who have emigrated to West Bank settlements in order to better understand their lives and belief systems; to humanize stereotypes; and to challenge his own opinions about Israel and Palestine.

Bio: Daniel Fishback has been writing and performing in New York since 2003. His play The Material World was called “the best downtown musical in years” and one of the top ten plays of 2012 by Time Out New York. Previous performances include Waiting for Barbara (The New Museum, New York, 2013), thirtynothing (Dixon Place, New York, 2011), and You Will Experience Silence (Dixon Place, New York, 2009). Fishback is also director of the Helix Queer Performance Network, which is a collaborative programming initiative that includes La MaMa Experimental Theater in New York, BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, through which he curates performance, leads workshops, and hosts public conversations. Fishback began his career as a singer/songwriter in the anti-folk scene in the East Village of New York, releasing five, full-length albums, and touring Europe and North America, both as a solo performer, and with his band Cheese On Bread. Fishback has enjoyed residencies at the University of Pennsylvania (2012–13), the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics (2012), BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange (2010–12), Yaddo (2010), Kimmel Harding Nelson (2014), and the MacDowell Colony (2009, 2014). He has received grants from the Doris Duke Charitable Trust (2014), Franklin Furnace (2010) and the Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists (2007–09).

Travel Amerinda

Tall Grass Prairie-Osage Nation, 2014. Photo: Dejan Georgevich