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ANDREW KEENAN-BOLGER is an actor, director, author and filmmaker. Broadway: ‘Jesse’ in Tuck in Tuck Everlasting (Drama League Award nominee), ‘Crutchie’ in Newsies (Outer Critics Circle nominee). Off-Broadway: Seven Deadly Sins, Mary Poppins, Seussical, Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Carol. 1st Nat'l Tours: Spelling Bee, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Mary Poppins, Ragtime. TV: The Undoing (HBO), Three Rivers (ABC), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon), Nurse Jackie (Showtime), Looking (HBO), The Other Two (HBO). Film: The Rewrite, Marci X, Are You Joking? Andrew is the co-creator the critically acclaimed series Submissions Only and co-author of the children’s series Jack & Louisa (Penguin Random House). B.F.A. University of Michigan. Follow him at @KeenanBlogger.
MAGGIE KEENAN-BOLGER is the co-founder of Honest Accomplice Theatre (HAT), a New York-based theatre and media company, producing art for social change from the perspective of historically excluded communities since 2012. Along with many successful NYC productions, HAT has also toured with shows about gender and sexuality for the last seven years. In 2016, Maggie produced and directed HAT's first episode of the free educational webseries, The Trans Literacy Project, and has been releasing episodes since. This includes an episode currently being used in sexual harassment trainings throughout the state of New York. In November, Maggie produced and directed Unmuted, a live, online theatrical performance during a time of social isolation. Featuring 20 artist innovators from around the country, the show tackled topics like the Black Lives Matter movement, disability, climate change, and our connection to our ancestors. Individually, Maggie has toured the country as a performer, sex educator and teaching artist and was recognized by the White House when she was appointed an LGBT Leader of the Next Generation by then Vice President, Joe Biden. A two-time Point Foundation scholar, Maggie was named a “Person to Watch” by The Advocate and can be seen on The Good Wife with Julianna Margulies and in the movie Admission with Tina Fey.
- Listen to The Memory Palace podcast episode, “A White Horse”, recommended by Andrew.
- Check out the art by Black disabled artist, Rana, recommended by Maggie.
- Read the Story Corps questions to get a good conversation going, recommended by Celia.
- Learn more about Maggie’s company Honest Accomplice Theatre’s Trans Literary Project.
- Read the Psych Central article, “Coping with Grief: The Ball & The Box” by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.