BWW Interviews: Bill Bowers at Centenary Stages

That is wonderful! What themes in this show can New Jersey audiences except to experience?

I look at 3 questions: What is it like to be silenced? To remain silent? To silence someone else?

I can honestly say that you put your heart and soul into each performance and your feelings are palpable. Audiences are in for a real treat at Centenary Stages. Can you tell me anything new you are working on now?

Thank you, Gregory. I have an ensemble play called HEYOKAH that has been produced several times, most recently at the Edinburgh Festival. Inspired by the Lakota "contrairie clown", the Heyokah, which translates to "the one who walks backwards." The play looks at the idea of being "different". What is the experience of the one who is opposite the norm, the one who transgresses? What is the role of the "Heyokah" in our world today? I am also beginning work on a new solo work.

I can't wait to experience that one as well. Thank you so much for taking time to chat. Theater-goers can get full information on Bowers' performance schedule at the Centenary website.

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Gregory G. Allen Gregory G. Allen is a member of the Dramatist Guild and has been in the entertainment business for twenty five years as an actor, writer, composer, artistic director, and producer. He was a composer in the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, has had over ten shows that he has served as book writer and/or composer/lyricists produced on stage, received numerous grants and awards for writing, has had short stories and articles published in a dozen different anthologies and websites, and is an award-winning author of three novels and a children's picture book on autism awareness.

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