Dan Fishback & Daniel Alexander Jones


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.

DA_Jones_12_2011_SMDANIEL ALEXANDER JONES makes live art. An award-winning performer, writer and director, American Theatre Magazine named him "one of fifteen artists whose work will be transforming American stages for decades to come." His unconventional body of work includes plays (Bel Canto, Earthbirths, Phoenix Fabrik), performance pieces (Blood:Shock:Boogie, The Book of Daniel, Cab and Lena) and devised work (Qualities of Light, Clayangels). In collaboration with composer Bobby Halvorson, Daniel, as his "altar-ego" Jomama Jones (called "a true theatrical original" by Backstage Magazine), has released the CDs Lone Star and Radiate; has performed in concert at Joe's Pub and Symphony Space; and sold out a theatrical run of the critically acclaimed show Radiate, directed by Kym Moore at Soho Rep. Daniel holds a degree in Africana Studies from Vassar College and a graduate degree in Theatre from Brown University.  He is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Fordham University and previously taught in the MFA programs at the University of Texas at Austin and Goddard College.  Daniel is a Creative Capital grantee, a MAP Fund grantee, and a Howard Foundation Fellowship recipient.  He is an alumnus of New Dramatists, a Core Member of the Playwrights' Center, a national company member of Pillsbury House Theatre and a newly appointed Fellow at the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women & Gender in the Arts & Media at Columbia College, Chicago. Daniel Alexander Jones received the prestigious Alpert Award in the Arts for Theatre in 2006 in recognition of his body of work.