- Professor of Theatre
B.A., McPherson College
M.F.A., Kent State University
Jd. Bowman has been a stage actor for over 30 years with professional experience in London, England and Cleveland, Ohio as well as regional markets like Wichita, Kansas and Chattanooga, Tennessee. He has studied under Rosemary K. Bank and Calvin McClinton for Musical Theatre History and Criticism as well as actor training with Terri Kent, Chuck Richie, Terry Burgler and Erik van Baars.
In performance, Jd has been seen in the Kansas premieres of 100 Saints You Should Know and Frozen. He has directed and produced the Kansas premieres of many shows including Fuddy Meers, The Retreat from Moscow, The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, and Speak Truth to Power.
“I love theatre as an agent of social change. I geek out about shows dealing with pop culture, LGBTQ+ issues, civil rights equality and feminism. Beyonce’s visual album Lemonade is ten times better than anything ever produced by the whiney Taylor Swift (but you can still fight me on that). But I’m a super fan of my partner of over 20 years and our 4 kids.”