CREEDE — On Wednesday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. Creede Repertory Theatre will proudly host a special performance of “All Over the Map,” the newest production by nationally-lauded mime Bill Bowers.
Tickets are $35. For tickets go to creederep.org or call the box office at 719-658-2540.
Actor and writer Bowers has performed throughout all 50 states, Europe and Asia. His Broadway credits include Zazu in The Lion King, and Leggett in The Scarlet Pimpernel, and he has written and performed his own plays Off Broadway and in theatres throughout the world. These include ‘Night Sweetheart ‘Night Buttercup at HERE, Under a Montana Moon at Urban Stages and the Kennedy Center, It Goes Without Saying at Rattlestick Theatre, and Beyond Words at Urban Stages. His ensemble play, Heyokah Hokehay, has been produced in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, and the Edinburgh Festival.
He is presently adapting the Dalton Trumbo novel, Johnny Got His Gun for the stage. Bill has been hailed by critics as “the great American mime of his generation,” winning the Dallas Ft Worth Critics Award, Best of the Berkshires, Best Performance in the International United Solo Festival and Fresh Fruit Festival, and the Grand Prize at the International Thespis Festival.
A passionate student and educator, Bowers studied with the legendary Marcel Marceau and currently serves on the faculties of New York University, Stella Adler Conservatory, and William Esper Studios. He holds an MFA from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, and an Honorary PhD from Rocky Mountain College. All Over The Map is dedicated to Lela Autio and Ronnie Gilbert.
A native of Montana, Bill grew up under the expansive Big Sky of the American Northwest. A small-town boy with big dreams—and an even bigger imagination—he graduated from Montana’s Rocky Mountain College with the Dean’s Cup, President’s Award, and was valedictorian.
After graduation he headed East to New Jersey where he continued his collegiate studies and earned an MFA from Rutgers University’s prestigious Mason Gross School of the Arts.
As an actor, mime and educator, Bill has performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Bill’s extensive training and heartfelt personal style of acting and pantomime have led him on an incredible journey from regional stage to tours, television, film, and even Broadway.
As a student of life, Bill continues to develop and hone his craft. He is a perpetual “whirling dervish” who keeps busy combining critically acclaimed stage performances in plays and musicals with tours of his original mime shows and educational workshops and residencies. This brief biography only touches the surface of his career and achievements. To learn more about this highly talented actor, mime, and arts educator, visit www.bill-bowers.com.
All Over the Map
Fifty states, 30 years on the road, 25 countries, one bunny, and a mime. Legendary actor and solo performer Bill Bowers has performed on Broadway, at The Kennedy Center, the White House, and in some of the finest grade school cafetoriums across the country. In “All Over the Map,” he shares indelible memories and characters.
“All Over the Map” is recommended for ages 11 and up.
Caption: Versatile performer Bill Bowers will perform “All Over the Map” at Creede Repertory Theatre this Wednesday, June 14. Courtesy photo