In BEYOND WORDS, Bill Bowers investigates the effect of silence on gender identity and sexuality.
Beyond WordsCherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street, New York, NY) Map it $25
In a visual poetical world, Bill Bowers takes us on a journey from Boyhood to Manhood, and explores how culture informs and influences gender. Facing the struggles of growing up gay in a small town, Bowers employs a mixture of music, monologue, and mime to create a vibrant montage.
Bowers draws his characters from life. With both audacity and compassion, he explores what it means to be a boy and the messages we receive on our way to becoming men. It is an inclusive montage that celebrates maleness and humanity in capacious terms, rather than any narrow punitive viewpoint that diminishes us all.
One the most acclaimed multi-disciplinary artists in America today, Bill Bowers employs an eloquent mixture of music, monologues and mime in his on-going investigation of the silence surrounding the enigmatic matters of gender in our culture today. Often compared to Chaplin and Keaton, he has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
Beyond Words will be performing in the Cherry Lane Theater on
Saturday, October 12 at 7pm
Sunday, October 13 at 4pm
Saturday, October 26 at 1pm
Saturday, November 2 at 7pm