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Bill Bowers

Visiting Artist/Scholar of Performance


Bill Bowers

Visiting Artist/Scholar of Performance

As an actor, mime and educator, Bill Bowers has traveled throughout all 50 of the United States and across Europe.His play IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING,has been produced Off Broadway to critical raves as well as at the Rattlestick Theater, Berkshire Theater Festival, Adirondack Theater Festival, the Historic Asolo, Two River Theater, Passage Theater, and venues throughout the U.S.

His Broadway credits include Zazu in THE LION KING, and Leggett in THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL.He appeared with John Turturro in THE SOULS OF NAPLES in New York and Italy.Other NYC credits include EST, Urban Stages, Here, LA MAMA, St. Anne's Warehouse, and the NY Fringe Festival.Bill's regional credits include Cincinnati Playhouse, Rep of St. Louis, Arkansas Rep, George Street Playhouse, Montana Rep, Paper Mill Playhouse, the Denver Center, and the Eugene O'Neill Center.

Critics have hailed Bill as "a great American mime", winning the Dallas Ft Worth Critics Award, Best of the Berkshires, the New York Times Critics Pick of the Week, and Outstanding Solo Play at the International Fresh Fruit Festival and the International United Solo Festival.

Bill holds an MFA from Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts, and an Honorary PhD from his alma mater, Rocky Mountain College.

He presently teaches at the Neighborhood Playhouse, New York University, the William Esper Studio, and Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

He regularly presents workshops and master classes, and has studied with the legendary Marcel Marceau.


Classes Being Taught:

Bill Bowers offered workshops leading to a public performance on March 5th at 8 pm in Kantner Hall, 203.  

The workshops were 6-9 pm, February 21st through the 24th in Kantner Hall,306, February 27th through March 2nd in Kantner Hall, 203.All Ohio University students were welcome to attend.  

The workshop  incorporated Bill's approach to devised theater and movement-based performance.