The 2009 Village Voice review of Dan Fishback’s last full-length play, You Will Experience Silence, gave the playwright the best compliment an emerging gay Jewish writer could ask for: “Fishback has a Kushnerian sense for the complexities of historical memory.” Two years later, historical memory continues to be a theme in Fishback’s work. His latest play, Thirtynothing, follows the writer on a journey to connect with his gay artist forefathers, most of whom died of AIDS. He undertook the project, which submerged him in archives, to mark 30th anniversary of AIDS and his own 30th birthday this year. During the run, each Sunday, Fishback will host talks with heroes of the downtown queer arts scene. This Sunday, the panel entitled “The Queer Generation Gap” welcomes the legendary drag queen Mother Flawless Sabrina.
Fri., Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 9:30 p.m. Starts: Sept. 30. Continues through Oct. 22, 2011