Dan Fishback 2012 Artist in Residence


Dan Fishback has been writing and performing in New York City since 2003. Major works include thirtynothing (2011) and You Will Experience Silence (2009), both directed by Stephen Brackett at Dixon Place. Previous works include No Direction Homo (P.S. 122, 2006), Please Let Me Love You (Dixon Place, 2006), Waiting for Barbara (Galapagos Art Space, 2006), and boi with an i (Collective: Unconscious, 2005). His new pop musical, The Material World, has been commissioned by Dixon Place for production in 2012, and is being developed through the Artists-in-Residence program at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange.

Also a performing songwriter, Fishback began his music career in the East Village's anti-folk scene. 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 re-issued in Japan in 2010 on Moor Works Records. As a solo artist, Fishback has released several recordings, and will drop his new full-length studio album, "Mammal," in 2012. He is currently a member of the community group QuORUM (Queers Organizing for Radical Unity and Mobilization). Fishback received the Franklin Furnace Fund grant for performance art in 2010 and the Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists in 2007. He is a resident artist at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and has enjoyed previous residencies at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony.