YOU WILL EXPERIENCE SILENCE
In ancient Israel, at the dawn of the Chanukah war, the "chosen people" are bored and horny. Judah Maccabee (Dan Fishback), a surly queer teenager, travels to Jerusalem one day with his best friend Ezra (Max Steele). When they encounter a sexy Greek soldier (Joseph Keckler), they must reckon with their responsibilities -- to their people, to their libidos and to each other. Their story is interspersed with tale of Ian Fleishman (Dan Fishback), a crazed activist who spends his morning in bed, calling the White House to complain about the state of the world, the state of the war, and the state of his love life. Erotic, neurotic and dorky, performance artist Dan Fishback is fiercer than ever in this absurdist meditation on citizenship, imperialism and sexual ethics.
Also a folksinger and rock performer, Fishback's previous theater pieces have been performed at venues like Performance Space 122, Galapagos Art Space, Dixon Place and Brooklyn Arts Exchange. As a musician, he has toured Europe and North America in support of his albums. As a speaker, he regularly visits colleges across the country to talk about queer and Jewish identity formation.
Previously titled "The Last Chanukah," Fishback has been developing this play for the past two years under the auspices of the Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists, a partnership of Avoda Arts, JDub Records, and the Foundation for Jewish Culture. Six Points is made possible with major funding from UJA-Federation of New York.