Dan Fishback: Dan Fishback Alone!

Dan Fishback

Dan Fishback Alone!

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Quietly revolutionary.

Time Out New York

So much like a nerdy close friend that audience members have to restrain themselves from responding.

The New Yorker

When Dan Fishback was a neurotic Jewish child wondering what his life would be like if the Nazis returned, he missed one bizarre detail: that he would still have personal problems. In Dan Fishback Alone!, the provocative playwright debuts at OBERON the process of what it means to be bad at relationships during the rise of American fascism. Without a band or a cast of Broadway actors, Fishback returns to his scrappy singer-songwriter roots for an evening of songs about tender feelings and global intentions. With a mousy voice and ramshackle anti-folk sensibility, he’ll play songs from his musicals (The Material World, Rubble Rubble), his band Cheese On Bread, and his archive of tiny, anxious anthems. In a world of systemic injustice and boys who don’t text back, Dan Fishback Alone! can help you bandage your broken heart for battle.


Dan Fishback is a playwright, performer, musician, and director of the Helix Queer Performance Network. His musical The Material World was called one of the Top Ten Plays of 2012 by Time Out New York. His play You Will Experience Silence was called “sassier and more fun than Angels in America” by The Village Voice. In 2017, a reading of his play Rubble Rubble at the American Jewish Historical Society was canceled over his advocacy for Palestinian human rights. The backlash in support of Fishback was covered by The New York Times, and the reading was rescheduled at New World Stages on the heels of a successful crowdfunding campaign. Also a performing songwriter, Fishback has released several albums and toured Europe and North America, both solo and with his band Cheese On Bread, which just released The One Who Wanted More, their first album in a decade. Cheese On Bread’s music video “Bad Friend” was directed by filmmaker Stephen Winter and features Justin Vivian Bond. Fishback is a proud member of the Jewish Voice for Peace Artist Council.


Photo: Allison Michael Orenstein.