Compared to the work of David Sedaris, Claudia Shear and Augustin Burroughs, IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING is a uniquely crafted autobiographical tour-de-force in which Bill shares funny, heartbreaking, and unbelievable true stories from his career as an actor and mime,and his life-long exploration of the role silence plays in all our lives.
IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING takes you on a scenic tour of Bill's life thus far; from his childhood in the wilds of Montana, to outrageous jobs as a performer across the country, to the whirlwind of Broadway and studying with the legendary Marcel Marceau.
IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING is the perfect theatrical event for enhancing any season, and has been presented to enthusiastic audiences Off-Broadway in New York City and across the United States. Contact us today for booking information and add this heartfelt new play to your season!
IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING wins awards across the country!
Recipient of "Outstanding Performance" (Bill Bowers) and Best Director (Martha Banta)
“Brilliant writing, a profound theme, riveting stories, and Bowers’ warm, winsome personality.”
"A beautiful play, that's as honestly funny as it is touching, with an ending that is truly transcendent."
— Charles Bush, Actor, Playwright
“I more than enjoyed it—I loved it. There is a little BILLY ELLIOT here, mixed in with a little BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN. If I were a film producer, I’d try to get the rights.”
— CHELSEA CLINTON NEWS
“Bill Bowers achieves what all performers most strive for: He becomes a conduit into the human soul.”
— TALKIN’ BROADWAY
“Bill Bowers is a real theatre artist. Working with the simplest of tools, he creates a world of poetry, meaning and deep emotion. IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING entertains, for sure, but it enriches as well.”
— Terrence McNally, Playwright
“He makes you laugh and cry and think, all in one swoop. Maybe he’s really an angel.”
— Anna Deavere Smith, Actress, Playwright
“Surprisingly engaging . . . winning.”
— NEW YORK POST
"I saw Bill Bowers one-man show IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING. I thought it was so creative and exciting.You’re laughing so hard, crying so hard. It's really what you go to the theater for. "
— Cynthia Nixon, Actress
“Wordlessly eloquent, written with bravery, and staged with elegant simplicity, IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING tells a deeply personal story, which means that it has laughter, charm and the small soul-wrench that only happens when you hear the secret chime of someone’s life”
— Claudia Shear, Actress, Playwright
“Charismatic . . . A refreshing, 75-minute, one-man show in the truest sense of the world—unlike recent crowded, overlong offerings, Bowers proves that being a mime isn’t a waste of time.”
— HX MAGAZINE
“Bowers is one of those bigger-than-life personalities whose aura you simply want to bask in: His energy seems boundless; his smile seems lit from within”.