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It Goes Without Saying

nytheatre.com q&a preview by BILL BOWERS
July 6, 2013

What is your job on this show?
Actor, Playwright.

What is your show about?
True stories from the life and mimes of Bill Bowers, from the wilds of Montana to Broadway to studying with Marcel Marceau.

Where were you born? Where were you raised? Where did you go to school?
I was born and raised in Missoula Montana. I went to college at Rocky Mountain College in Billings Montana, and then to grad school at Rutgers University in New Brunswick NJ

What are some of your previous theater credits? (Be specific! Name shows, etc.)
Broadway: Zazu in THE LION KING Leggett in THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL Off Bway: original solo shows: UNDER A MONTANA MOON IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING BEYOND WORDS NIGHT SWEETHEART NIGHT BUTTERCUP THE SOULS OF NAPLES with John Turturro Regional Theatres Cincinnati Playhouse, Rep of St Louis, Kennedy Center, Adirondack Theatre Festival, Arkansas Rep, Montana Rep, Berkshire Theatre Festival

Do you think the audience will talk about your show for 5 minutes, an hour, or way into the wee hours of the night?
I would like to think they will talk about it for a good hour afterwards. That is what people tell me happens. IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING is a very personal story, and takes the audience to some surprising emotional places.

Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
Surprising AND Sexy

Can theater bring about societal change? Why or why not?
theatre can be the great humanizer. it can put people in the same place at the same time, physically and emotionally. Theatre can help us all feel empathy, and can widen the lens of how we see the world.