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Eminent Artist-in-Residence, international mime sensation and Broadway veteran Bill Bowers, presented two special performances of his award-winning, highly acclaimed one-man play, “It Goes Without Saying” on January 16 and 17, 2009.

Compared to the work of David Sedaris, Claudia Shear, and Augustin Burroughs, “It Goes Without Saying” is a “75 minute joyride” that blends mime and storytelling into an evening of hilarious and heartbreaking true stories.  “It Goes Without Saying” takes you on a scenic tour of Bill’s life thus far:  from his childhood in the wilds of Montana, to outrageous jobs as a performer across the country, to the whirlwind of Broadway and studying with the legendary Marcel Marceau. 

Bowers’ original mime shows, “‘Night Sweetheart ‘Night Buttercup,” and “Under A Montana Moon” have been produced Off Broadway to critical raves.  “It Goes Without Saying” had a sold-out run Off Broadway last season, and has also been produced at Berkshire Theater Festival and the Adirondack Theater Festival.   The play is now enjoying a national tour, and Bowers is performing the show during the first week of his guest artist residency at UW for area audiences. 

Bowers’ Broadway credits include Zazu in “The Lion King” and Leggett in “The Scarlet Pimpernel.”   He has also appeared in New York at Theater for a New Audience, Here, LA MA MA, St. Anne’s Warehouse, and the NY Fringe Festival.  Bill’s regional credits include Berkshire Theater Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse, Rep of St. Louis, Northshore Music Theater, Two River Theater, Arkansas Rep, George Street Playhouse, Montana Rep, PaperMill Playhouse, River Union Stage, the Denver Center, Tennessee Rep, Seven Angels Theater, and the Eugene O’Neill Center. Bowers is featured in the film TWO WEEKS NOTICE, and on television in Disney’s OUT OF THE BOX, REMEMBER W.E.N.N., ONE LIFE TO LIVE, and ALL MY CHILDREN.

Bowers holds an MFA from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, and an Honorary Ph.D. from his alma mater, Rocky Mountain College in Montana.  He presently teaches at New York University, and is a teaching artist for the PaperMill Playhouse, Urban Stages, and the Institute for Arts and Humanities Education, and regularly presents workshops and master classes.

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