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SHAME MONSTER: Dan Fishback’s Queer Jewish Anti-Zionist Trip to Israel/Palestine

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Event:
SHAME MONSTER: Dan Fishback’s Queer Jewish Anti-Zionist Trip to Israel/Palestine
Start:
October 4, 2015 4:00 PM
End:
October 4, 2015 7:00 PM
Cost:
Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Organizer:
Greg
Phone:
212 620 7310 ext. 300
contact@bgsqd.com
Updated:
September 12, 2015
Venue:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone:
212 620 7310 ext. 300
Address:
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
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Earlier this summer, playwright Dan Fishback traveled to Israel/Palestine to do research for an upcoming theater project. He spent a month meeting with non-violent Palestinian activists, Israeli settlers and others, ending with a surreal visit to Tel Aviv during Pride Week. Throughout his travels, Fishback also “interviewed” many Israeli and Palestinian men on Grindr. In this multimedia talk, he will share stories from his trip, bear witness to the realities of apartheid, and offer thoughts on BDS, censorship and the various ways U.S. Americans engage with the ongoing occupation of Palestine.Fishback’s travels were made possible by a research grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
 
Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau.
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Dan Fishback has been writing and performing in NYC since 2003. Time Out New York called his play The Material World “the best downtown musical in years,” and named it one of the Top Ten Plays of 2012. He is the director of the Helix Queer Performance Network, through which he curates and produces many series, workshops and public events, including La MaMa’s SQUIRTS. Fishback has released five albums, both solo and with his band Cheese On Bread, which has toured extensively in Europe and North America. Previous performances include “thirtynothing,” “You Will Experience Silence,” “Please Let Me Love You” and “Waiting for Barbara,” most of which have been presented at Dixon Place. He has received grants and residencies from the Doris Duke Charitable Trust, Franklin Furnace, the Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists, Kelly Writers House, the Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics, Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center and BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, where he has been “in residence” in some form or another since 2010. His upcoming play, “Rubble Rubble,” is based on his trip 2015 to Israel/Palestine, which was funded by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

 

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