Maggie Keenan-Bolger/Rachel Sullivan | The Orchard Project

Maggie Keenan-Bolger/Rachel Sullivan

Professional Residency

Years: 2014

MAGGIE KEENAN-BOLGER is the co-founder of Honest Accomplice Theatre, a company dedicated to generating dialogue and stimulating social change, specifically through the lens of the women and trans experience ( are currently working on a Trans Literacy Video series and ReconFIGUREd, a devised show about the body. Their production of The Birds and the Bees: Unabridged, a devised piece about female and trans sexuality is currently touring to colleges around the country. Her work in the LGBT community was recognized by the White House by Vice President, Joe Biden. She was also named a “Person to Watch In 2015” in the January edition of The Advocate. 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. Keenan-Bolger has worked as a teaching artist and sex educator all around the country.

RACHEL SULLIVAN is a born and bred Chicago actress. Primarily working in film, TV, commercials, and industrials, Rachel can be seen on Chicago Fire and the upcoming film, The Bobby Roberts Project starring Eric Roberts.

Having studied at Northwestern University, Rachel’s early career involved Chicago and Los Angeles theater. When money got tight, she left acting for almost 20 years and became one of most successful Chicago luxury wedding planners with her company, Rachel Bradley Events. She planned over 1000 high end weddings, ranging from intimate affairs to over the top extravaganzas(some with elephants, sky divers, fireworks, and other assorted craziness).

But in 2015, Rachel returned to her acting roots and is shaking it up again. But without elephants. For now. If production needs an elephant, she’s got a guy.