desire & the sea – edgar oliver & the octave doktors

Posted in Uncategorized on October 28, 2014 by oilcanpress
desire & the sea

desire & the sea – edgar oliver & the octave doktors

edgar oliver & the octave doktors have made an album together. to celebrate the creation of this album we are performing material from the album at axis theatre.

a newly revealed track is here:

the performance is five suggested dollars & copies of the album will be available.

the fundraiser for the album is here: [the video is supremely strange.]

we will play at 8pm sharp.

refreshments will come from your own pocket.

the facebook invite to the november 7 performance:

more demo tracks can be heard here:

IN THE PARK – Edgar Oliver at Axis Theatre may 8- june 7, 2014

Posted in Uncategorized on May 8, 2014 by oilcanpress



MAY 8 – JUNE 7, 2014
Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm 
Additional performances on 
MONDAY, MAY 12 at 8pm & WEDNESDAY, MAY 14 at 8PM

Adults $40 Seniors/Students $30
Reservations & Information 212.807.9300 

As Edgar Oliver wanders through Prospect Park he guides his audience to hidden landscapes few have seen but he also reveals his innermost longings and regrets. In this most personal of Edgar’s monologues, he maps his deepest memories of childhood and experience. IN THE PARK is a journey of loss and hope, joy and sadness, along tangled paths to the fascinating place that is Edgar’s heart. 

As a stage actor Edgar Oliver has performed in countless plays includingEdward II with Cliplight Theater; Marc Palmieri’s Carl the Second; Kestutis Nakas’ When Lithuania Ruled the World and numerous productions at Axis Theatre including A Glance at New York (Edinburgh Festival Fringe & NYC),Julius CaesarUSS Frankenstein and the Hospital series. His one-man showEast 10th Street has performed in Edinburgh (Fringe First Award), Charleston, SC (Spoleto Festival) and in New York City (Axis and PS122). Edgar performed his latest one-man show, Helen and Edgar (directed by Catherine Burns of The Moth), at Theatre 80 St. Marks, Dartmouth College, Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA and most recently at the Public Theatre as part of the Under the Radar Festival. His film roles includeThat’s Beautiful Frank; Henry May Long (directed by Axis’ Randy Sharp) and Gentlemen Broncos (directed by Jared Hess). Edgar is also the host of the television show, Odd Folks Home, on The Science Channel. 

Lighting Design by David Zeffren
Sound Design by Steve Fontaine
Original Music by Paul Carbonara
Stage Management by Regina Betancourt & Edward Terhune
Costume Design by Karl Ruckdeschel 

desire & the sea: edgar oliver at coney island

Posted in Uncategorized on April 12, 2014 by oilcanpress


coney island usa presents:

as part of the congress of curious peoples:

a selection of poems, songs and monologues from Edgar Oliver’s work spanning the past twenty-five years – from some of his earliest plays first staged at LaMama to his most recent work – all having to do with the sea and with longing.

Much of the evening will be musical. Mr. Oliver will be accompanied by his friends – the bandmates of The Octave Doktors – in songs and chanties of the sea.

april 28, 2014

sideshows by the seashore
1208 surf ave
coney island 11224

‘helen & edgar’ at the public

Posted in Uncategorized on January 1, 2014 by oilcanpress
helen & edgar at the public

SATURDAY 1/11, 3:30PM* (Featuring a talkback)
SUNDAY 1/12, 6:30PM
MONDAY 1/13, 7PM
FRIDAY 1/17, 10PM
SATURDAY 1/18, 9:30PM

as part of the under the radar festival ‘helen & edgar’ is running at the public:

SATURDAY 1/11, 3:30PM* (Featuring a talkback)
SUNDAY 1/12, 6:30PM
MONDAY 1/13, 7PM
FRIDAY 1/17, 10PM
SATURDAY 1/18, 9:30PM

The Road

Posted in Uncategorized on February 23, 2013 by oilcanpress
edgar oliver by ludovic fremaux

edgar oliver by ludovic fremaux (c) 2010

The Road

There is a road in Prospect Park that I love.  It leads from the concert grove to the bridge over the lagoon.  It leads uphill from the concert grove, curving slightly – and then it reaches a stretch that I consider to be a lost place – a place along a road that leads nowhere.  If you go forward you will reach nowhere.  If you turn and go the other way – you will reach nowhere.  Either way along the road you will reach nowhere.  This is the lost place.  The road crosses it – leading either way towards no place that can be known.  There is no turning back.  This is the lost place.  Here my heart is at ease.  Here I am content.  Here I wander.  This is the road that crosses the lost place.

Sometimes in the summer I sit down in the grass beside the road, stunned by the sun in the grass, stunned into stillness by the sun lying gold in the grass.  I lie down in the grass and feel the hot gold beneath me.  I cover my face with my straw hat – and feel the hot gold lying on top of me.  I lift my hat and look up at the branches above me – at the green of the leaves gone gold in the light.  I am content to lie there in the green-gold grass.  It is a summer afternoon along the road to nowhere.

Posted in Uncategorized on February 10, 2013 by oilcanpress
the poetry killer

the poetry killer

new book: ‘the poetry killer’ from oilcan press

Posted in Uncategorized on February 10, 2013 by oilcanpress
the poetry killer

the poetry killer from oilcan press

‘the poetry killer & other stories’ by edgar oliver is a small handmade book of stories. approx. 6in by 9in. 44pps. linoleum block printed coverstock of varying colors sewn with grace pages of painted nineteenth century paper.  it’s the most words in an oilcan press production yet. each book is a unique work of art.

art by:  sarah moskowitz, helen oliver adelson, aaron howard & edgar oliver





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