Maggie Keenan-Bolger and Rachel Sullivan present
THE WORLD PREMIERE of THE BIRDS AND THE BEES…UNABRIDGED
And the launch of the kickstarter campaign on Jan 17th
New York: Maggie Keenan-Bolger and Rachel Sullivan are proud to present The Birds and the Bees…Unabridged, an original devised theater piece about female sexuality accompanied by a pre/post show art exhibit. Bringing together a diverse ensemble of 25 people, and over 10 visual artists, The Birds and the Bees…Unabridged uses theater and visual art to challenge the status quo and spark much needed conversations about female sexuality. After receiving over 2,000 responses to our survey we are pleased to announce the launch of our Kickstarter campaign, which will allow us to create and perform the production in late March 2013.
For details, visit us at www.
For years, many women have not had the time or place to discuss and define their own notions of sexuality or to challenge current definitions. Using the experiences, ideas and opinions of the individuals in the ensemble, and the 2000+ people who participated in a nationwide survey, The Birds and the Bees…Unabridged tackles issues of sex education, partner communication, the sexual body, sexual health, identity, and how sexuality changes over one’s lifespan. This project examines real opinions and stories…because the gentle explanation of the bees pollinating flowers will only go so far.
SHOWTIMES AND DETAILS:
Wednesday, March 27th @ 8pm | Thursday, March 28th @ 8pm
Friday, March 29th @ 8pm | Saturday, March 30th @ 2pm and 8pm
Tickets: Sliding Scale $10/$15/$25, based on what you can give.
For tickets and information, visit www.
ABOUT THE DIRECTORS
Frequent collaborators, Maggie Keenan-Bolger and Rachel Sullivan are experienced theatre and community-based art practitioners who work throughout New York City on a variety of projects largely focused on issues of gender and sexuality. Their previous production, a devised theatre piece entitled Her Train of Thought that explored women’s experiences in public space, played at University Settlement to sold-out houses in 2010. With Off-Broadway theatre company Urban Stages, Keenan-Bolger and Sullivan founded a theater program with the LGBTQ Homeless Youth division of Green Chimneys NYC. They both hold Masters in Applied Theater.
Maggie Keenan-Bolger has worked extensively with LGBT populations, including LGBT homeless youth, inter-generational groups of LGBT teens and seniors, and GSAs in high schools. Her piece Queering History received wide acclaim at its New York reading. Keenan-Bolger is a sex educator with the “I Love Female Orgasm” program, speaking to thousands of college students across the U.S.
Rachel Sullivan is the Education Outreach coordinator for Urban Stages and has produced and created dozens of educational theatre pieces that have toured greater New York. One of those pieces, Blown Away By Poetry,recently played at BAM Fisher Hall. As a recipient of the SPARC grant, Sullivan creates original theater with senior citizens at several senior centers.