Maggie Keenan-Bolger (she/her/hers) is a queer, disabled woman who grew up inner city Detroit where she developed a love for both theatre and activism early on. She attended Oberlin College where she double majored in Theatre and Gender and Women Studies and created her first show, an 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.
Since then, she 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. She was named a "Person to Watch" in the Advocate in 2015.
With collaborator Rachel Sullivan, she founded Honest Accomplice Theatre after a successful run of their thesis project for the CUNY/SPS Applied Theatre MA Program, Her Train of Thought. Currently, their pieces The Birds and the Bees: Unabridged, ReconFIGUREd and Engineers Not Found have been performed at University Settlement and The Tank in NYC as well as at colleges all along the east coast. They also co-created The Trans Literacy Project, currently used as an educational tool at centers and schools around the country.
Keenan-Bolger has worked as a teaching artist with organizations such as Urban Stages, The Creative Arts Team and The Leadership Program and was also a sex educator with the "I Love Female Orgasm" program, speaking to thousands of college students across the U.S. She also received an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College.
Currently, she works as the Artistic Director of Honest Accomplice Theatre and, after being diagnosed with cervical dystonia, a neurological movement disorder, she is dedicated to making theatre more accessible to everyone- particularly those who have been historically excluded from theatre and media spaces.