by LINDA FRABL | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography

Many of us categorize ourselves as being either “right-side brain” dominant (more creative) or “left-side brain” dominant (more logical). Then there are those fortunate few who naturally possess both brain types, such as Devyn Krevat, a junior at Canyon Crest Academy. A 92130 resident since she was two years old, Devyn is an accomplished playwright, as well as a self-professedmath aficionado.

Devyn began playwriting in the fifth grade, when the Playwrights Project did a workshop at her school and the students had to write a three-scene play. She recalled, “I entered my play in their contest and won in their 12-and-under division. For the first time, I saw my work put on stage!” She has since written many more plays, one of which was directed by her 19-year-old sister, Shaina, at the One-Act Festival at Canyon Crest Academy two years ago. She has also won several Gold Key Awards from the Scholastic® writing contests.

[pullquote align=”left”] “I like how you can take simple truths, things like 1+1=2, and then get into more complex truths, like the Pythagorean theorem, and from there get into calculus and beyond.” [/pullquote]

As the president of her high school’s Creative Writing Club, Devyn recently helped organize the second annual Canyon Crest Academy Writer’s Conference. She said, “It was an incredible experience. We had award-winning authors and other writing professionals deliver writing workshops on fantasy, horror, young adult, songwriting, playwriting, journalism, how to find an agent and more.”

Mindful of exercising her left side brain as well as her right, Devyn says her favorite subject in school is math. “I like how you can take simple truths, things like 1+1=2, and then get into more complex truths, like the Pythagorean theorem, and from there get into calculus and beyond,” Devyn proclaimed. After high school, Devyn plans to get her mathematics degree in college, “and eventually see a play I’ve written performed on stage!” she added.

When she’s not solving complex mathematical problems or writing the next theatrical masterpiece, Devyn can be found dribbling a basketball on her varsity girls’ basketball team, and she even admitted, “I can juggle basketballs!” She also expresses herself musically, having played the piano for eight years and the guitar for two. In her free time, Devyn loves exploring the various Chinese restaurants in Kearny Mesa with her family, seeing the latest musicals at the Civic Theatre and hiking the beautiful trails at Torrey Pines State Reserve.