Written and performed by Bill Bowers
Directed by Scott Illingworth
“Bowers effortlessly brings us to laughter and tears, often at the same time.” - The New York Post
One the most acclaimed multi-disciplinary artists in America today, Bill Bowers employs an eloquent mixture of music, monologues and mime in his on-going investigation of the silence surrounding the enigmatic matters of gender in our culture today. Often compared to Chaplin and Keaton, he has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
For Beyond Words, Bowers draws his characters from life and moves beyond mere anecdotes to create a vibrant and visual poetry. With both audacity and compassion he explores what it means to be a boy and the messages we receive on our way to becoming men. It is an inclusive montage that celebrates maleness and humanity in capacious terms rather than any narrow punitive viewpoint that diminishes us all.
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Art of Our Time / New Stages is supported by Gulf Coast Community Foundation.
(photo © Yoshio Itagaki)