Dan Fishback on where Judaism and queerness collide

We were psyched last night to be invited to a rehearsal of You Will Experience Silence—the latest super-smart and funny creation of antifolk hero Dan Fishback, known for his bands Cheese on Bread and the Faggots, and for performance pieces No Direction Homo and Waiting for Barbara (Bush, not Streisand). You Will Experience Silence, which opens April 10 at Dixon Place, juxtaposes the story of two queeny teens living in ancient Jerusalem with that of a modern-day neurotic Jewish activist. When Fishback is not busy being an artist, he's visiting college campuses, delivering his lecture "You Never Get to Make Out: Why I Can't Tell the Difference Between Being Jewish and Being Queer." We caught up with him after his rehearsal to ask him why. Here's what he said: