/ Modified apr 13, 2023 2:01 p.m.

What is the value of a quiet moment?

On this Arizona Spotlight, a look at the power and importance of silence, from four different angles.

One twig at a Time poster unsized Promotional poster for "One Twig at a Time" by Wolfe Bowart.

In a world where so many things fight for our attention through noise, what is the value of a quiet moment? Next, we’ll look at the power and importance of silence, from four different angles.

Arizona Spotlight

April 13, 2023

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Featured on the April 13th, 2023 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • Wolf Bowart is a Tucson native who has become a world renowned creator & performer in the realm of physical theater. Bowart tells stories without words, and his new production “One Twig at a Time” transforms the Scoundrel & Scamp stage into an enchanted village where inanimate objects often have a mind of their own. Wolfe Bowart tells Mark about creating complex silent communication between seven multigenerational actors and the audience.
wolfe bowart snowman spot Wolfe Bowart
  • The Invisible Theatre presents “Small Mouth Sounds”, a play about six strangers who meet at a silent retreat. Each character has their own story to tell, but their vows of silence means they must build connections in new and expressive ways.
Small mouth sounds poster unsized Promotional poster for the Invisible Theatre's production of "Small Mouth Sounds."
ToReeNee wolf small mouth sounds spot ToReeNee Wolf in the Invisible Theatre's production of "Small Mouth Sounds."
Courtesy of Susan Claassen
Small mouth sounds in studio spotlight Mark in the AZPM Studio with Invisible Theatre's Managing Artistic Director Susan Claassen and "Small Mouth Sounds" cast members ToReeNee Wolf and Dennis Tamblyn.
making silent stones sing unsized "Making Silent Stones Sing" by Susan Cummins Miller.
courtesy Finishing Line Press
  • And, meet Nate Moran, a New York mime who often works with music. Moran shares the story of how he made the unusual jump from serving in the U.S. military to becoming a silent performer, with the goal of sharing messages of joy and warmth with audiences of all ages.
Nate Moran before and after unsized Nate served in the military prior to devoting himself to the art of mime.
Nate moran spotlight New York mime artist, Nate Moran in a hat sporting his motto "Never Give Up."

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ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT airs Fridays at 8:30 am and 6:00 pm, and Saturdays at 5:00 pm, on NPR 89.1 FM / 1550 AM.
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