FOR SALE #1: wizards, drugs & bridges

Posted in Uncategorized on April 18, 2018 by oilcanpress

FOR SALE #1 contains over fifty contributors of art, photos, writing, graphs, kernels & cantrips.  including two writings by Edgar Oliver & several pages of drawings by mother, Louise Oliver.

FOR SALE #1: wizards, drugs & bridges



Edgar’s Collections – Available!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 1, 2017 by Naomi Gold


Ladies and Gentlemen, friends and fans, and all of you who have ever asked or heard someone else ask “Does Edgar have any books of his poetry available?” — we have the happy answer.

Please visit the sales site of Oilcan Press, which has been publishing collections of Edgar’s work over the years, and treat yourself to a copy of  A Portrait of New York by a Wanderer There, or The Puddle Boy.  

These are handmade books, limited in number, created by Aaron Howard of Oilcan Press. They are very dear to Edgar, and we know you will treasure them as well.

You can even scoop up the gorgeous DVD titled The Hermitwhich offers sight and sound of Edgar reading/performing this work from his former home on East 10th Street. Here is an excerpt:

Happy August!

Summer Poems

Posted in Uncategorized on July 12, 2017 by Naomi Gold

edgar at parksideWe know how you feel. You need a little shot of Edgar.  Robert O’Haire of Straw2Gold Pictures took this video of a reading Edgar did some time ago at one of our favorite places – the Parkside Lounge on the Lower East Side. We think you’ll like it, so enjoy!

Click here to view.

The Fish Eats its Face

Posted in Uncategorized on June 20, 2017 by Naomi Gold

fish eats its face

An evening of Steve Dalachinsky reading & the Octave Doktors releasing their new album titled The Fish Eats its Face.

aaaaand, in the garden, a variety of other wonderful musicians & writers expound the virtues & indignities of tiny fish bones & sharp pointy teeth. bring your chain mail gloves!

steve dalachinsky
daniel carter
charles waters
loren conners
yuko otomo
billy cancel
edgar oliver
the octave doktors [& special guests]
jeff burns & robert ohaire

Click this link for more information:

With many thanks to Robert O’Haire of Straw2Gold Pictures
for hospitality of all kinds.  Check out his YouTutbe Channel:

“A Night in the Old Marketplace”

Posted in Uncategorized on April 22, 2017 by Naomi Gold

On Thursday May 4 and Saturday May 6, Edgar will be performing in the role of the Narrator in the National Yiddish Theatre’s production of A Night in the Old Marketplace, based on a story by the Yiddish writer I.L. Peretz.

Originally produced in 1907, the show has been described as “…a hallucinatory reinvention of Yiddish writer I.L. Peretz’s equally phantasmagoric verse play ‘Bay Nakht Oyfn Altn Mark’  This two-night-only phenomenon spans an eclectic range of musical styles — from rock to jazz to klezmer. Though performed in English, the adapted story is pure Yiddish — a wild ride through a fun house of mystical theology, blurred identity, and dangerous transgressions with vaudevillian overtones.”


Learn more about the show and purchase tickets here.

The show will be performed at the National Yiddish Theatre |
Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, NY, NY 10280


London Paris

Posted in Uncategorized on March 23, 2017 by Naomi Gold

londonparisMany people write to ask: “When is Edgar having a new show?”

Well we have great news.

Edgar is premiering a brand-new one-man show starting April 7 at the club at LaMama, 74A East 4th Street.

The show is titled London Paris.  In it, Edgar will tell stories about the years he spent in Paris with his sister Helen after they left Savannah, and then the year he spent on his own in London.  It is directed by Axis Theatre’s Randy Sharp.

This production is part of LaMama’s celebration of 55 years of experimental theatre.

Learn more here.

Purchase tickets here.

The show runs for two weeks, between April 7-16 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. See you there!

An Evening with Edgar Oliver at Pangea

Posted in Uncategorized on February 3, 2017 by Naomi Gold

Edgar will be performing his one-man show titled An Evening with Edgar Oliver on Monday March 13 at the Pangea Cabaret, 178 2nd Avenue.

The show  presents a diverse range of work: a mix of prose, poetry, and theatrical monologues ranging from the 1980’s to the present.

You may enjoy watching a short clip from a previous rendition of the show.

Pangea is a jewel of a venue, described by the New York Times’ Stephen Holden as “…a bohemian oasis not unlike the fabled Max’s Kansas City of days gone by.” 

The performance begins at 7:00 p.m.  The venue asks that patrons arrive one half-hour prior to the start of the show, and to allow more time if you plan to have dinner.

Dinner seating begins at 6:00 p.m.

Please click here for the tickting site.

Edgar portrait by Helen

For you friends and fans who are coming from out of town, we are happy to be able to recommend the St. Marks Hotel as a reliable and cost-friendly place to stay.  It is very close to Pangea.

If you have questions, please address email to

This performance is part of an eight-week series titled HAPPY * CRY* PRETTY * presented by TWEED Theatre Works, Kevin Malony Artistic Director.

Come to “Attorney Street”

Posted in Uncategorized on October 28, 2016 by Naomi Gold

“Edgar Oliver, the singular storyteller and beloved downtown NYC theater artist, returns to Axis Theatre to perform the world premiere of Attorney Street, the final installment in a trilogy of solo shows, directed by Randy Sharp, charting Oliver’s life in New York City.”

Visit Axis Theatre Company for dates and tickets.
Follow Axis on Facebook.
Follow Edgar on Facebook.


“Attorney Street”

Posted in Uncategorized on October 1, 2016 by Naomi Gold

There is much to look forward to!  On October 26, Edgar will be premiering a brand-new one-man show titled Attorney Street at New York’s Axis Theatre, under the direction of Randy Sharp. The show runs from October 26-November 19, so you have many chances to see Edgar doing what he does best, along with the wonderful creative team at Axis. Tickets are now on sale!  Visit


“Helen & Edgar” Takes Vancouver!

Posted in Uncategorized on October 1, 2016 by Naomi Gold

Edgar is having his Canadian debut in Vancouver, where he is performing his acclaimed one-man show Helen & Edgar for The Cultch Theatre Festival.

Learn all about it here:  Helen and Edgar at the Cultchedgar-at-york-theatre