Welcome to The Traveler access space – available from 15th – 28th November 2021.
What you will find:
• A variety of pre-show activities and videos
• The Traveler performance
• Various post-show activities for both young and old(er) persons
You will have access to the materials in this online space for the full 2 weeks.
ISTA workshops by Bill Bowers
In addition to the screening of The Traveler as part of the package you will also receive activities, resources and access to three pre-recorded workshops, created by Bill, each targeted at Primary, Middle and High school students. See below:
For primary school students
Bill Bowers, creator and performer of The Traveler, will offer a fun-filled introduction to the art of mime. 95% of our communication is nonverbal, so that means almost everything we say, we say without any words! We will look at how we all use mime everyday through gestures and expression of emotion. Bill will also share his sources of inspiration for The Traveler, and how he developed this silent story.
For middle school students
Bill Bowers, creator and performer of The Traveler, offers an introductory workshop about the ancient art of mime. Students will learn basic pantomime illusions and how to approach storytelling physically. Bill will also talk about his inspiration for creating The Traveler, and how he developed this silent story.
For high school students
Bill Bowers, creator and performer of The Traveler, will share some of his experiences in creating his solo play, The Traveler, including his inspiration for the story, and the play’s evolution through the rehearsal process. Students will also learn the fundamentals of pantomime, and how to create basic illusions.
The Traveler performance description
A love letter to modern day immigrants who travel thousands of miles in search of a new home and community, The Traveler is a story of one man who must say goodbye to the life he knows. On his trek, he must face obstacles, build a community, and find himself before he can discover where he belongs.
From the imaginations of celebrated mime Bill Bowers, student of the legendary Marcel Marceau, and director Andrew Frank, comes a silent and whimsical tale of one man’s journey to find a new home.
Created by Andrew Frank and Bill Bowers
Directed by Andrew Frank
Performed by Bill Bowers
Stage Manager Glenn Potter-Takata
Lighting Design by Mariel Sanchez
Costume Design by Michael Growler
Videographer Nick Morgulis
Editor Vincent Dale
About Bill Bowers
I have appeared on Broadway in The Lion King and The Scarlet Pimpernel and in theatres throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. A student of the legendary mime Marcel Marceau, I now perform my solo plays throughout the world. I also teach Movement at New York University and Stella Adler Studios in New York City.
I live in New York City but grew up in the wilds of Montana, and from a young age had an attraction to the ‘big quiet’ of the vast western landscape. I began to study what can be said without using words which led me to the art of mime. I present master classes for TaPS and IB teacher training, perform my solo plays at ISTA events and have been an SEL at numerous ISTA festivals.