• City University of New York
  • Applied Theatre

Maggie Keenan-Bolger

Point Scholar  2009 – 2010

Maggie attended Oberlin College for her undergraduate work and found a passion in combining her majors of Theatre and Gender and Women’s Studies. While there, she wrote, produced and performed in a semi-autobiographical play, From the Inside, Out, based on real-life experiences.  Maggie used theatre to facilitate, activate and educate in her Applied Theatre Program at City University of New York where she received her Master of Arts. A two-time Point Foundation Scholar, she then went on to receive her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College.

These days, Maggie is a full-time teaching artist, sex educator and professional actor.  She has worked extensively with LGBT populations, including LGBT homeless youth, inter-generational groups of LGBT teens and seniors, and GSAs in high schools.  In 2012, 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.  Her theatre pieces Queering History and Not Just Another Coming Out Story, written in collaboration with LGBT homeless youth who performed alongside of Broadway performers, received wide acclaim at their New York readings. She also co-founded a theatre company called Honest Accomplice Theatre and created The Birds and the Bees: Unabridged, a devised theatre piece about female sexuality, featuring 20 women and trans people from around New York City. Maggie has worked as a teaching artist with organizations such as Urban Stages, The Creative Arts Team, Bridging the Gap and The Leadership Program and is also a sex educator with the Sex Discussed Here program, speaking to thousands of college students across the U.S.  As an actor, she’s performed on and off-Broadway and appeared on screen in The Good Wife, with Julianna Margulies and the movie Admission with Tina Fey and Paul Rudd.

This summer, her piece, The Birds and the Bees: Unabridged received a residency at University Settlement where the show will be re-vamped into a tourable format to be brought to colleges and theaters around the country. Find more information at www.thebirdsandthebeesunabridged.com

This alumni bio was updated with information provided in Spring 2014.

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