Eimile Bowden is a high school senior at St. Thomas Aquinas and her passion for theater as well as her activist spirit make her a perfect match for V-Day 2014. We are so lucky to be working with such an extraordinary young woman!
Q – How long have you been involved in theater?
“I’ve done theater at school since I was ten, but I started doing community and regional theater when I was fourteen.”
Q – What are some of your favorite recent productions?
“My first production was Annie in middle school, and I played Molly, so I’ll always secretly love that show. But a few summers ago I preformed in the ensemble in the Wizard of Oz at Prescott Park, which made for a crazy good summer- I’d like to be in a show there again sometime. I’ve also had some opportunities to be in original works written by Miles Burns (Seacoast Rep Youth Director) like The Upside of Being Down, and I’ll be in his version of Peter Pan this Spring.”
Q – What made you want to be involved in V-Day this year?
“I’d thought about auditioning for V-Day for a few years, but I always thought I was too young. This year I figured I’d try, and I learned that there are a lot of young people involved, which I’m stoked about.”
Q – Who is the most influential woman in your life?
“The females in my family are really kick-ass. My mom is a school administrator, my grandma is a genius/former librarian/mother of three/world traveler, and my great grandmother is ninety-seven years old and one of the most loving and interesting people I know.”
Q – What or who inspires you?
“My friends are amazing. I can’t even believe how lucky I am to have them, they’re talented, compassionate, and trustworthy. I don’t tell them enough, but they’re incredible people. I’m so blessed.”