Maggie Cee is an artist, activist, dancer, writer, and educator committed to community and social change. She is the founder and artistic director of “The Femme* Show”, a ground-breaking touring variety show about queer femme identity and femininity. In addition to touring with “The Femme Show" and performing annually in Boston since 2007, performance credits include BarWotever (London), MondoHomo (Atlanta), the Dance Complex (Cambridge, MA), the Portland Fringe Festival (Portland, ME), the HOT Festival at Dixon Place (NYC), the 2008 and 2012 Femme Conferences, and the Stonewall Inn (NYC).
Maggie's current project, “Ladies at a Gay Girls' Bar, 1938-1969” premiered at the Providence Fringe Festival in 2019 and is available to tour. Ladies at a Gay Girls’ Bar, 1938-1969 brings audiences into the lives of working-class lesbians who fought to create space for themselves and became a powerful force for queer visibility. Maggie Cee uses dance, music, historical text and original monologues to explore her years as a teenage gay rights activist, her own identity, and fem history.
The Hartford Courant's Christopher Arnott called it a "major highlight" of the Hartford Fringe Festival, saying:
"'Ladies at a Gay Girl’s Bar: 1938-1969,' written and performed by Maggie Cee, sweetly explored the femme/butch dichotomy in lesbian bars over half a century ago. Cee is a graceful, down-to-earth performer who’s passionate about her subject...and tells it through dance, pre-recorded voices, oral histories, fictional characters and well-chosen jazz music that softens standards like 'Tuxedo Junction' and 'Que Sera Sera.'"
Maggie is an accomplished teacher and is available for workshops on LGBTQIA+ history, as well as ballet and modern dance for all ages. She is passionate about age-appropriate dance education, dance for all genders and bodies, and a holistic approach to ballet.
*”femme” or “fem” is a culturally-specific term describing a lesbian or queer identified person who chooses a feminine gender presentation.
Fee support for Maggie's work may be available to nonprofit organizations through the New England States Touring (NEST) program of the New England Foundation for the Arts.