Sneak preview of Bowart’s latest

Jul 06, 2018

Camden — Physical comedian, actor and playwright Wolfe Bowart will perform excerpts of his new show, “Cloud Soup,” Thursday, July 19, at 5 p.m. at the former CMCA building, 162 Russell Ave. The performance is a benefit for Watershed School. Tickets will be available at the door for a suggested donation of $15.

Bowart is the creator and performer of the physical theater productions “LaLaLuna,” “Letter's End” and “The Man the Sea Saw.” Son of writer Walter Bowart and grandson of the abstract expressionist artist Edward Dugmore, Wolfe Bowart spent much of his life at his grandfather’s studio in Washington. His work engages multi-generational audiences in theatrical experiences that evoke thought, wonder and laughter. Influenced in part by Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Jacques Tati, Bowart’s one-man shows often include juggling, acrobatics, puppetry, magic and film interactivity.

“Physical comedy in a live environment is a special thing to be part of,” he said. “These days, we could all use a good laugh.”

Bowart learned the circus arts from age 9 and began performing as a teen. On gaining his classical training at Seattle’s Cornish College of the Arts, Bowart furthered his studies with mentors as diverse as performance artist Rachel Rosenthal and members of Cirque du Soleil. As a playwright, artist, and multidisciplinary performer, Bowart’s work has been produced for the theater in the United States, Australia and in Europe.

Watershed School is an independent high school located in Camden, serving students who are looking for a challenging academic program in the context of a supportive and enthusiastic school culture. Watershed is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, is a Maine State Approved High School and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools. For more information, call 230-7341 or visit watershed-school.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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