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Dan Fishbach is an American theater director and producer. He was the Executive Director of The Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles from 2006 to 2008.
Fishbach holds a degree from Kenyon College in Ohio and attended the National Theater Institute in Connecticut. He was formerly the head of Performing Arts at Los Angeles's Harvard-Westlake School.
During Fishbach's tenure at The Groundlings, the improv company inked a New Media deal with Sony for short digital sketches. He is also credited with instituting a variety of money-making programs designed to put the company back on track after a period of losing money.
Fishbach's directing credits include 'One Night Stand: An Improvised Musical,' produced by Marc E. Platt, Executive Producer of Wicked (musical). The show premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2007. Other credits include Steven Dietz's Private Eyes, Nicky Silver's The Maiden's Prayer, Spring Awakening, Company, Chicago, Bat Boy: The Musical, South Pacific, The Glass Menagerie, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, and Little Shop of Horrors. He co–produced Tim Crouch's play An Oak Tree at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles, featuring Jason Alexander, Alan Cumming, Alanis Morissette, Peter Gallagher and Wendie Malick. In 2015, he directed Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's musical Assassins in Los Angeles.
Fishbach is currently on the faculty at The University of Southern California School of Dramatic Arts and has taught at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Santa Monica College, and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, where he developed and taught courses in the History of Musical Theatre. He is also co-president of Page One Productions.
Fishbach's brother, Stephen, was a runner-up on the CBS reality show Survivor: Tocantins.
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