The Birds and The Bees: Unabridged
Part of the 2017-18 Workshop Series
The Birds and the Bees: Unabridged
Performed by Honest Accomplice Theater
November 27, 2017
A rousing comic exploration of the interwoven lives of eight women confronting their own sexuality. Through dialogue, movement, media, and song, the performance tackles themes sexual health, street harassment. hook-up culture, the de-sexualization of aging women, virginity, partner communication, consent and more. The DC debut of Honest Accomplice marks the arrival of an inter-generational ensemble devising new work that surfaces the nuanced, non-binary experiences of women and trans people.
Meet the Artists
Honest Accomplice Theatre was formed by Maggie Keenan-Bolger and Rachel Sullivan to stimulate conversations and social action by creating ensemble based devised projects. In under three years of operation, HAT has successfully created meaningful and high quality programming. HAT drives individual acceptance among, and incites community dialogue about women and trans people, by exploring topics that are often silenced, seen as shameful, or portrayed as one-dimensional. The company’s devised piece about female and trans sexuality, The Birds and the Bees: Unabridged, garnered support from The Drama League, A.R.T New York, Orchard Project, Yip Harburg Foundation, University Settlement’s Artist in Residency Program, and Queens Council of the Arts. The show has performed in NYC at University Settlement Performance Project and The Tank; toured to SUNY Geneseo, Ithaca College, Brandeis University, Lafayette College, Queens College; and will continue traveling in 2016-17 to stimulate conversations and reach new audiences. HAT is premiering a new devised show, ReconFIGUREd to challenge popular culture and give space for women and trans people to reimagine their relationships to their bodies. The company also recently expanded to develop video content in creating The Trans Literacy Project, using the principles of devising to create engaging media about, with, and for trans communities.