About Us

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Maggie Keenan-Bolger – has worked extensively with LGBT populations, including LGBT homeless youth, inter-generational groups of LGBT teens and seniors, and GSAs in high schools. Her work in the LGBT community was recognized by the White House when she was appointed an LGBT Leader of the Next Generation by Vice President, Joe Biden. A two-time Point Foundation scholar, her pieces Queering History and Not Just Another Coming Out Story, were written in collaboration with LGBT homeless youth who performed alongside of Broadway performers. Other credits include award-winning play From the Inside, Out, which, after a successful run at the Fringe Festival 2008, went on to complete an east-coast tour. She was named a “Person to Watch” in the Advocate in 2015. Keenan-Bolger has worked as a teaching artist with organizations such as Urban Stages, The Creative Arts Team and The Leadership Program and is also a sex educator with the “I Love Female Orgasm” program, speaking to thousands of college students across the U.S.

 

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Rachel Sullivan – is a director, performer, facilitator and educator. As the program director at Urban Stages, she manages the 300 yearly library bookings, and directed/created/costumed many of the touring shows including: Up and Up: The Dr. Mae C Jemison Story, Sacagawea: Bird Woman, Jungle Explorers, and Tales of Snow. She created and performs Blown Away By Poetry, which has played at the NY International Fringe Festival, BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Poets House and The Bushwick Starr. She is a Queens Council of the Arts SPARC Grant recipient and has developed the Florence Smith Senior Center Theater Club in Corona where she annually devises an original show. Recently, she began a devising theater program with Greenhope, an organizations that serves formerly incarcerated women. Rachel has directed and created new shows with the Creative Arts Team (CAT) Youth Theatre, Jewish Association and Services for the Aged (JASA), and Girls Education Mentoring Service (GEMS). Rachel has taught guest workshops at Brandeis University and received her BS in theatre at Northwestern University.

Maggie and Rachel

Frequent collaborators, Maggie Keenan-Bolger and Rachel Sullivan are experienced theatre and community-based art practitioners whose work largely focuses on issues of gender and sexuality. Together, they founded Honest Accomplice Theatre after a successful run of their piece, The Birds and the Bees: Unabridged. The Birds and the Bees: Unabridged  has been performed at University Settlement and The Tank in NYC as well as at colleges all along the east coast. Their previous joint production, a devised theatre piece entitled Her Train of Thought explored women’s experiences in public space, and played at University Settlement to sold-out houses in 2010. With Off-Broadway theatre company Urban Stages, Keenan-Bolger and Sullivan founded a theater program with the LGBTQ Homeless Youth division of Green Chimneys NYC. They both hold Masters in Applied Theater from CUNY/SPS.

Artistic Associate

Maybe Burke

Community Liaison

Meggan Dodd

Social Media Maven

Jordan Ho

 

Board of Directors

Judith A. Bennis, President
Rachel Sullivan, Secretary
Peter Houston, Treasurer

Ellen Burns
Tali de Assis
Maggie Keenan-Bolger

Board of Directors Emeritus

John Conlee
Andrew Keenan-Bolger
Celia Keenan-Bolger
Arlene Levinson
Rev. Paddy McEntire
Audrey Schlapfher

Advisory Board

Jennifer A. Cleary
Gavin Creel
William Ivey Long
Audra McDonald
Greg Nobile
Jordan Roth
Jeanine Tesori