It Goes Without Saying

Author: Bill Bowers

It Goes Without Saying

Description: A fun and unflinching look at the life and mimes of performer Bill Bowers. From his days playing with his Barbie dolls in his backyard in Montana to his training with world-renowned mime Marcel Marceau, Bill Bowers has observed the incredible power that silence can wield—whether onstage, between family members, among neighbors, or when we are alone.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 1/12/2012
Content Advisory: some mature themes are dealt with, such as coming out and coming to terms with being gay, and the AIDS crisis of the late 1980’s. There is minimal adult language.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male

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Keywords: Adaptations · Art and Artists · Biographies · Dysfunctional Families · Gay and Lesbian · HIV/AIDS · Memoirs · The Theatre · True Stories

This play is in the following collections: United Solo

Original Production Information

It Goes Without Saying had its world premiere at the Adirondack Theater Festival, Glens Falls New York, (Martha Banta Artistic Director) in 2003, with the following cast and credits:

Written and performed by BILL BOWERS
Developed with and directed by MARTHA BANTA
Sound Design: Jill DuBoff
Costume Design: Michael Growler
Original Lighting Design: Ed McCarthy

It was subsequently produced at The Berkshire Theater Festival, Stockbridge Massachusetts (Kate Maguire, Artistic Dir), 2004; and opened off-Broadway at the Rattlestick Theater (David Van Asselt, Artistic Director), 2006.

It Goes Without Saying benefited from developmental readings at:
Ensemble Studio Theater (Curt Dempster, Artistic Dir)
New York Theater Workshop (Jim Nicola, Artistic Dir)
Drama Bookshop Solo Performance Series (Sasha Domnitz, Artistic Director)