History

July-August 2016 Honest Accomplice films The Trans Literacy Project featuring trans performers from around New York City.

July 17, 2016 Honest Accomplice Theatre hosts a panel discussion titled: Integration Beyond Tokenism for Women/Queer Women/Trans People in the Performing Arts.  Panelists include representatives from The Public, New York Musical Festival, Musical Theatre Factory, The Brick Trans Theatre Festival and {Your Name Here} at The Tank Pride Festival

April 2016  A survey for upcoming project Trans Literacy goes live and rehearsals begin for ReconFIGUREd.

March 2016  Honest Accomplice holds auditions for ReconFIGUREd, a devised theatre piece about the body.

February 2016 Honest Accomplice holds 20 community workshops in New York City and beyond to generate material for upcoming project ReconFIGUREd.

October 2nd-4th, 2015 The Birds and the Bees: Unabridged returns to The Tank for an encore engagement.

2015-Present The Birds and the Bees: Unabridged tours to colleges, theatres and community centers around the country. Highlights include Brandeis University, Lafayette College, Ithaca College, Florence E. Smith Senior Center, The New Masculinities Festival and more! Your community could be next (see below)!

September 2015 Honest Accomplice has a field day!

August 2015 Queer Women and Trans People in the Performing Arts hosts a Ga(y)me Night at Antler Bar in Manhattan.

July 9th-12th, 2015 The Birds and the Bees: Unabridged has a run at The Tank as part of The Tank Pride Festival.

March 2015 Honest Accomplice hosts an evening of trivia at The Women’s Project hosted by Fun Home star Beth Malone.  They also launch a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign.

December 2014 Thanks to a grant from the Queens Council for the Arts, The Birds and the Bees: Unabridged tours to three Queens locations.

October 8th-12th, 2014 The revised version of The Birds and the Bees: Unabridged goes up at Speyer Hall in University Settlement. Post-show panels include experts from organizations such as The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Wesleyan Students for Consent and Communication, The Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, Green Chimneys Shelter for LGBTQ Homeless Youth, Split Britches Theatre Company and more!

August/September 2014 A double-cast, 8 person show emerges from the rehearsal process of The Birds and the Bees: Unabridged. Honest Accomplice Theatre has its first board meeting and holds an exclusive fundraising event.

July 22nd, 2014 Rehearsals start for the newest version of The Birds and the Bees: Unabridged. 16 women and trans people join together to create new scenes, characters and content while revising and refining much of the existing content of the show.

July 2014 Maggie and Rachel spend a week at The Orchard Project working with other emerging artists to create a new structure for the touring version of The Birds and the Bees: Unabridged. They also officially invite individuals to join an Honest Accomplice Theatre Board of Directors, gain non-profit status under the umbrella organization Fractured Atlas and hold another event for Queer Women and Trans People in the Performing Arts.

June 2014 The Birds and the Bees: Unabridged is awarded a residency at University Settlement to re-mount and re-vamp the show. Auditions are held to supplement a new ‘touring cast’ for the University Settlement performance and subsequent tours to colleges, theatres and community centers around the country.  Queer Women and Trans People in the Performing Arts hosted a screening of the Broadway musical Fun Home at the Library for the Performing Arts.

February 2014 Maggie and Rachel realize they’ve formed a theatre company and officially become the founders of Honest Accomplice Theatre.

April 2013 The first networking event for Queer Women and Trans People in the Performing Arts is held and is wildly successful. Maggie and Rachel realize they’ve formed a theatre company and start working to formalize Honest Accomplice Theatre.

February/March 2013 Rehearsals become more frequent and involve editing and refining the generated material into cohesive, well crafted scenes. Maggie and Rachel begin to decide on a through-line to tie the scenes together. Technical elements (sets, costumes, props, lights, projections) are added. The visual artists finalize their pieces for the pre/post performance exhibition.

March 27th-30th, 2013 Performance time! Every evening (and one afternoon) at the gorgeous Spyer Hall in University Settlement, the cast, crew, visual artists and audience come together to participate in a full-scale theatrical experience.

November-December 2012 Rehearsals begin! The cast works on generating as much material as possible while creating an engaged, close-knit ensemble. A survey about female sexuality is launched to include the voices of as many people as possible into the piece. Rachel and Maggie reach out to visual artists and curators to create an interactive art exhibit that will be displayed before/after the performances in March to complement some of the content raised in the performance.

September/October 2012 They hold a series of auditions for women interested in creating a devised theatre piece about female sexuality and cast a group of 20 women and trans people who bring a diversity of ideas, experiences and opinions to the creation process.

Early 2012 Rachel and Maggie discuss an idea for a new theatre project about female sexuality. They do extensive research on female sexuality and host a number of workshops, open to all interested women across the city.

 

If you’re interested in bringing The Birds and the Bees: Unabridged to your community, email us here.