A Master Class with Bill Bowers

Hailed by critics as the most accomplished and renowned mime of his generation, Bill Bowers will teach a Master Class as part of the United Solo Professional Training Program. Have the opportunity to work with an award-winning actor who has graced the stages of Broadway, The White House, and several locations all over the world. The Master Class will take place on Monday, June 25, 2018 from 6-8PM at Theatre Row, New York City. All ages and levels of theatrical experience encouraged. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is required at http://unitedsolo.org/us/uedu — here you will find more details available. Sign up now!

Participants will learn how to work toward a more articulate and creative body and will learn a basic pantomime foundation for creating imaginary objects, sense of place, and various illusions. Ideally, participants will begin to use Mime/Pantomime for specificity, clarity and focus in physical story telling. Classroom attire should be practical and suitable for physical activity. Participants need not come prepared with written text, but rather come willing to participate in movement-based work and with an open imagination.

Bill Bowers currently performs and teaches the art of physical storytelling throughout the world. His methods and exploration of universal truths transcend the spoken word to educate and touch audiences in countries as varied as Poland, The Netherlands, Scotland, Japan, Macedonia, Romania, Italy, Norway, Germany and Austria. An award-winning actor, Bowers has also performed in all 50 United States and Puerto Rico appearing on the stages of Broadway, The Kennedy Center, The White House, United Solo Europe, Steppenwolf, LaMaMa, Theatre for a New Audience, St. Anne’s Warehouse, Urban Stages, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Ensemble Studio Theater, Radio City Music Hall, HERE, and the New York International Fringe Festival. His Broadway credits include Zazu in “The Lion King” and “Leggett in The Scarlet Pimpernel.” He has also portrayed the great silent clowns: Charlie Chaplin in the world premiere of “Little Tramp,” Pierrot in the world premiere of “Beethoven N Pierrot”, and Petruchka with The Colorado Symphony. 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 is also presently a Visiting Professor at Williams College. He holds an MFA from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, and an Honorary PhD from Rocky Mountain College.
Register for the class at http://unitedsolo.org/us/uedu