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Published on Jun 9, 2012

"thirtynothing"
Written and Performed by Dan Fishback
Directed by Stephen Brackett

Video Design by Alex Koch
Set Design by Daniel Zimmerman
Video Documentation and Trailer Edit by Laura Terruso

In his new solo performance, "thirtynothing," Dan Fishback juxtaposes tales from the terrifying dawn of the AIDS epidemic with stories from his own more innocent childhood in those same years. As he unearths forgotten work by gay artists who died in the 80s and 90s, Fishback weaves stories from his own life through stories from theirs. Searching for role models and father figures amongst artists like Mark Morrisroe, David Wojnarowicz, David B. Feinberg, Essex Hemphill and many more, Fishback interacts with their work, dramatizing the generation gap between older and younger gay men. With insight, wit, and his characteristic dark, neurotic humor, Fishback tears open issues of sexual intimacy, mass death and cultural memory, creating an abstract theatrical landscape where the living and the dead can co-mingle and collaborate.

"thirtynothing" premiered in 2011 at Dixon Place in NYC, co-produced by BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange.

www.danfishback.com

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