Bill Bowers


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.


As an actor, mime and educator, Bill Bowers has traveled throughout all 50 of the United States, Europe and Asia. His Broadway credits include Zazu in The Lion King, and Leggett in The Scarlet Pimpernel, and he has appeared on the stages of Theatre for a New Audience, St. Anne’s Warehouse, EST, Radio City Music Hall, The Kennedy Center, Steppenwolf, LaMaMa, New York Fringe, and HERE.

Bill has written and performed his own plays Off Broadway and in theaters around the world. These plays include:
‘Night Sweetheart ‘Night Buttercup at HERE,
Under a Montana Moon at Urban Stages, the Kennedy Center, and numerous international venues.
It Goes Without Saying at Rattlestick Theatre. It Goes Without Saying has subsequently been performed in more than 50 U.S. cities
Beyond Words at Urban Stages. Beyond Words will be begin a national tour in 2012.

Bill has been hailed by critics as “a great American mime”, winning the Dallas Ft Worth Critics Award, Best of the Berkshires, Best Performance in the International United Solo Festival and International Fresh Fruit Festival.

Bill was named Artist of Eminence at the University of Wyoming in 2008, where he began developing his ensemble play Heyokah Hokehay. Since it's premiere, Heyokah Hokehay has been produced in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, and the International Edinburgh Festival.

In 2012 he was awarded the Glidden Fellowship at Ohio University, and he will begin work there on a new ensemble play.

He 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.

Bill holds an MFA from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, and an Honorary PhD from Rocky Mountain College. Bill is a student of the legendary Marcel Marceau.