Two Men with the Same Name Cross Paths in Mysterious Tale

Performance Artist Rachel Mason to Perform ‘The Lives of Hamilton Fish’ at GW Corcoran School of the Arts and Design

April 14, 2015

Kurie Fitzgerald: [email protected], 202-994-6461  
Margo Drgos: [email protected], 310-849-5857
“The Lives of Hamilton Fish” is a film and live musical performance created by visiting artist Rachel Mason. It is based on the life and death of two men named Hamilton Fish who lived in New York during the Great Depression. Hamilton II is a descendant of one of the most prominent families on the east coast and Hamilton “Albert” Fish is a notorious murderer. A newspaper editor, played by Ms. Mason in drag, becomes obsessed with the men after publishing their obituaries side by side on the paper’s front page. The live show features original songs that merge factual and supernatural events. 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015; 7 p.m.
The George Washington University 
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design
Hammer Auditorium (Second floor)
500 17th St., NW
Washington, D.C.
Farragut North Metro (Red Line); McPherson Square Metro (Blue, Orange and Silver lines)
The show is free and open to the public. 
Media interested in attending the show must contact Margo Drgos at [email protected] or 310-849-5857, or Kurie Fitzgerald at [email protected] or 202-994-6461 no later than 48 hours before the event. Photos and interviews are available upon request. Attention calendar editors: Please do not publish media contact information.
Ms. Mason wrote, directed and produced the “Lives of Hamilton Fish.” She is a sculptor, songwriter and performer. She has recorded 10 full-length albums and has performed internationally. She has exhibited at various galleries and museums including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Queens Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, School of the Art Institute of Chicago and New Museum. Her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, Village Voice, Los Angeles Times, Flash Art, Art in America, ARTnews, and Artforum International Magazine.