Oilcan Press and The Carlton Arms Hotel is pleased to invite you to book launch 15 Poems by Jason Bauer.
15 POEMS by Jason Bauer
November 7th, 2017, 7pm-9pm
Artbreak Gallery @ Carlton Arms Hotel
160 East 25th Street, corner 3rd Ave, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10010
Readings by: Edgar Oliver, Carine Montbertrand, Aaron Howard, Michael Laurence & a sound installation by Alexandra Wolkowicz
’15 Poems’ by Jason Bauer
Jason Bauer (1967-2006) was a writer, director, actor, classical singer, guttersnipe impressario, agent of fortune, and poete maudit of the East Village.
He was the founding artistic director of “Under St. Mark’s,” a vital Off-Off-Broadway Theatre where he produced his own work and championed the work of other downtown artists whom he admired with a recurring experimental cabaret called “The Gloaming.” He was also well-known for his interpretations of Harold Pinter and Samuel Beckett, directing and performing in productions of The Caretaker, A Kind of Alaska, Waiting For Godot, Play, and his tour-de-force rendition of Krapp’s Last Tape.
An early and frequent muse and collaborator of legendary downtown playwright/performer Edgar Oliver, he directed several of Oliver’s plays at LaMama Etc including Motel Blue 19, Ghost of Brooklyn, Mosquito Succulence, and Hands In Wartime.
An accomplished bass-baritone, one of Jason’s final performances was as the Stranger in the Schubert song-cycle Wintereisse, produced by his mother Cornelia Iredell, directed by his longtime partner Angela Rogers, and recorded by his brother Alexander Bauer.
15 Poems is a sampling of Jason’s scattered poems, composed over a five year period from 1990-1995.
Jason died in 2006, at the age of 39.
’15 Poems’ by Jason Bauer features art & photos by Angela Rogers, Pamala Rogers, Aaron Howard, Andy Lachance, Helen Oliver Adelson & Edgar Oliver. Hand-printed linoleum block cover & grace pages made from painted 19th century dictionary pages.
44 pps. 6 x 9 inches
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15 Poems, page 4 – Drawing by Helen Oliver Adelson
15 Poems, page 29 – Drawing by Angela J Rogers