Photo of Kevyn Bowles
  • Class of 2009

  • Roots of GU experience: Davis Center (On/offstage), TPST Classes, Nomadic Theatre
  • What Davis Center experience was most transformative? My thesis project, Address: Unknown, which sat at the intersection of my two majors (Theater & Sociology), was a yearlong project engaged with and amplifying the voices of the community of people experiencing homelessness in Washington, DC. I was fortunate enough to be mentored and supported through that process by classmates and professors in both TPST and the Sociology department. 
  • What are some professional highlights? Helped to found PS 317 the Waterside Children’s Studio School as a Teach for America Corps Member, a community school with Performing and Visual Arts at it’s core and then opened New Bridges Elementary  – PS 532 as principal, where you can always hear music, where children dance in their classrooms and down the hallways, where we strive to always amplify our students’ voices. Also had the honor of founding and leading one of the in-person pandemic learning and childcare centers for the children of NYC’s first responders and essential workers while overseeing New Bridges’ transition to remote instruction during the worst months of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Have you worked with any other Alumni? I opened New Bridges with Biz (Isabella) Sperduto, a Georgetown College ’09 classmate and a member of the Children’s Theater group. She and Caroline Baron, also ’09 and a board member at Nomadic Theater, now serve on the leadership of “Friends of New Bridges”, a 401c3 they founded to support the mission, vision, and work of our school.
  • Has your work brought or exposed you to new places? My work usually feels intensely local and immediate. As a zoned elementary school, we draw most of our children from the surrounding blocks – the same area where I also live. However, our students and their families represent the world – with backgrounds and birthplaces from St. Lucia to the Dominican Republic to Yemen.