January 16 - January 25, 2015
Fridays & Saturdays at 10pm / Sundays at 6pm
"A defiant reminder that our stories are important and part of a larger queer history... represents, for me, the best of what theatre and performance can do... I urge you to go see Squirts for yourself."
- John-Stuart Fauquet, The Huffington Post
Check out an interview with Dan Fishback about this year’s SQUIRTS in Next Magazine
La MaMa Presents - A Helix Queer Performance Network Event
Curated and Hosted by Dan Fishback
La MaMa's Squirts: New Voices in Queer Performance, gathers some of the most exciting new voices from NYC's queer performance world, accompanied each night by a Guest of Honor -- an established legend of their form! Come celebrate the legacy of community theatrics, multiple generations of queer genius, and the precocious audacity of the millennial mind.
"By inviting the great artists of our day to join new talents who have only just begun to craft their voices, I hope to take a snapshot of the city, and a pot shot at the barriers – generational and otherwise – that keep us from enriching each other’s lives.
- Dan Fishback, Curator's Statement
Aye Nako | DarkMatter | Joe Castle Baker | Kia LaBeija | Taja Lindley
FREE After Party!
Sunday, January 25th: 8:30pm at Dixon Place (161 Chrystie Street, NYC)
ABOUT HELIX QPN
The Helix Queer Performance Network is a collaboration between La MaMa Experimental Theater Club, BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange and the Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics, seeking to nurture emerging queer performers, unite diverse queer communities, and celebrate the legacy and lineage of queer performance in New York City. Director - Dan Fishback
Postcard Design by Lauren Denitzio
ABOUT THE ARTISTS & GUESTS
DAN FISHBACK (Curator, Host)
Dan Fishback has been making theater and music in New York City since 2003. As director of the Helix Queer Performance Network, he organizes public events, teaches workshops, and curates various performance festivals. His musical "The Material World" was named one of the Top Ten Plays of 2012 by Time Out New York. Other works include "thirtynothing" (2011) and "You Will Experience Silence" (2009). As a singer-songwriter, Fishback has released five albums, both solo and with his band Cheese On Bread, with whom he has toured Europe and North America. He has received grants from the Franklin Furnace Fund, the Doris Duke Charitable Trust and the Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists, and has been a resident artist at Kelly Writers House, the Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics, BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Dixon Place, MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center. Find him at @dangerfishback and www.danfishback.com