Maggie Keenan-Bolger

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Maggie Keenan-Bolger
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Born Margaret Keenan-Bolger
(1983-12-02) December 2, 1983 (age 31)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Margaret "Maggie" Keenan-Bolger (born December 2, 1983) is an American actress, singer, playwright, applied theatre practitioner and sex educator. She is the sister of Tony Award nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger and Broadway actor Andrew Keenan-Bolger.

Life and career[edit]

Keenan-Bolger was born in Detroit, Michigan. She appeared as a munchkin in the Madison Square Garden production of the Wizard of Oz as a very young child opposite Roseanne Barr. She has credits in the national tours of The Will Rogers Follies and The Music Man as well as numerous regional credits and college productions at Oberlin College where she graduated from in 2006 with a BA in Theatre and Gender & Woman's Studies with a minor in Comparative American Studies. In 2008, she performed in a special cabaret alongside her two sibling entitled (Keenan-Bolger)³, the first time all three Keenan-Bolgers had performed together on stage in 15 years, to a sold out house.[1]

As a playwright she created and wrote the play From the Inside, Out about her own experiences as a self injurer and other stories about "cutting" from hundreds of people whom Keenan-Bolger personally interviewed. Produced by 4th Meal Productions, it was originally performed at Oberlin College and also played at the noted New York International Fringe Festival in August 2008.

In 2010 she graduated from CUNY's Applied Theatre graduate school program using theater to educate, activate and facilitate. While there, she produced, directed and performed in Her Train Of Thought, a devised theatrical project exploring issues of women's experiences in public space. Other works include Not Just Another Coming Out Story and Queering History.[2][3]

Currently, she is working as a sex educator and teaching artist while working towards her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College where her focus is Political Theatre, LGBTQIA and Feminist Studies. She resides in Manhattan and works at a number of theatres and education non-profits.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8k4HMv9loo
  2. ^ Champion, Lindsay (2013) "Broadway Favorites Join LGBT Youth in Maggie Keenan-Bolger's Not Just Another Coming Out Story", broadway.com, August 12, 2013. Retrieved November 19, 2013
  3. ^ "Maggie Keenan-Bolger's Queering History to Receive Reading Featuring Her Siblings and More", broadway.com, August 17, 2012. Retrieved November 19, 2013