TALKS / WORKSHOPS
Dan Fishback has given talks and led workshops for a variety of educational, religious and social justice organizations, including Sarah Lawrence, Vassar, Dickinson College, New York University, various SUNY colleges, Oberlin, Nehirim, the American Jewish World Service and others. He continues to develop his workshops as part of his residency at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, where he teaches regularly. In addition to talks and performance workshops, he is also available for more conventional theatrical and musical performances, with a large body of monologues and songs that can be specially arranged for different audiences and occasions. Fishback's work is uniquely suited to events involving LGBT identity, Jewish issues, alternative performance, and the history of AIDS. To inquire about booking, email him.
"Dan Fishback's performance of 'thirtynothing,' with his accompanying workshop in creating solo work, had a noticeably tonic, motivating effect on my students, especially my graduate performance students and dramatic writing candidates. His assured performance style allows an audience into a very complex and associative mind, committed to taking apart political and social assumptions, and his potent comic and dramatic craft delivers sometimes difficult material beautifully. Dan is masterful at engaging, surprising, and energizing an audience. My students could not stop talking about Dan's workshop in creating material for solos, which gave my classes a valuable kick mid-semester."
- Jeff McMahon, Arizona State University
"While program manager of a Jewish-arts college initiative working with 6 very different campus cultures/student populations, I rarely found an artist who was the right fit at more than one of my participating schools. Dan’s material is so engaging and intelligent that, coupled with his versatile performance skills, he was a hit with students on each campus I brought him to. Every college he visited expressed interest in bringing him back again the following semester."
- Jackie Miller, Reboot
"Having known Dan for some time and followed his career, I knew he would challenge students, faculty, and community, and provoke an important conversation on campus. I knew he would be hilarious, too. What I hadn't predicted was how warmly he was embraced - he made an instant and deep connection with many students that they were still talking about weeks later. I hope to bring him back to campus before long."
- Ed Webb, Professor of Political Science, Dickinson College