YEAH SHE DID
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About The Event
YEAH SHE DID is a storytelling series that shines a light on the sheroes that should have been. A lineup of female-identifying comedians, writers, and storytellers join forces to share the stories of some of the greatest women the world has ever known (but history forgot).
Maggie Maxwell (UCB, Boogiemanja)
Empowerpoint with Cynia Barnwell and Vanessa Golembewski
Camaraderie Members - $12
Regular admission - $20
Maggie Maxwell is a comedy writer and performer living in New York City. A Syracuse native and University of Rochester graduate, Maggie has been trained in sketch and improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade. She is a writer for the BoogieManja sketch program and a writer/actor for the sketch team, Kids These Days, each which perform monthly at the People’s Improv Theater. Maggie is co-host of the live comedy show, “Would You Rather…?” a recent TimeOutNY and New York Times’ critic pick. She is also featured in web series, The Vertical, playing Christine the Intern. Maggie contributes jokes to Funny or Die, has published over 60 pieces to date for Reductress, and can be found on Twitter @maggiemxwell.
Giovanna Marques Kuele is a researcher from Brazil. She moved to NYC for a Ph.D. in Political Science at The Graduate Center, CUNY. For the last five years, she has dedicated herself to research international security, conflict prevention, United Nations, and this kind of stuff.
Vanessa Golembewski is a writer, performer, producer, and director. Her comedy work has appeared on The Onion, NBCUniversal, and Refinery29. She’s worked with many women’s media titles, including Teen Vogue, Bustle, Glamour, and Allure. She would also like to tell you she’s a two-time Moth StorySLAM champion, so she’s tacked it on to the end of this bio.
Cynia Barnwell is the 2x first runner up for the ATX Pitch Festival (2016 and 2018). Cynia is the star of the webseries “Foe Workers” and is also one of the performers of the webshort ”Deadass TV”, where she balances righteous topics with ratchet ones. In short, she is a delicate balance between a gangster rapper and Martha Stewart. Biweekly, Cynia lights up the world famous UCB stage during Lloyd Night with "Fight Clurb". A native New Yorker, Cynia knows the importance of bodega cats, strip clubs, and public libraries. Most importantly, Cynia firmly believes you should not trust people with a Hotmail account.
Moiya McTier grew up in a log cabin in the middle of the woods in a small Pennsylvania coal village (yes, it was that small). Her inability to make decisions earned Moiya a degree in astrophysics and folklore from Harvard, but because reading fantasy novels doesn’t pay the bills, she’s now pursuing a PhD in astronomy at Columbia University. When she’s not doing science or talking about it, Moiya spends her time watching bad TV on Netflix and window shopping for dogs online.
Rachel Bouton is the events manager at Science Friday, where she spends most of her time trying to figure out how to sneak live cephalopods into bars and writing trivia questions about old-timey medical procedures. Rachel came to SciFri after spending 4 years touring the country as a performer with the musical comedy show Broadway’s Next Hit Musical. Shestudied improv at UCB, The Magnet Theatre, and The Second City, and she still performs regularly, improvising musicals every Wednesday with her team Vern at PIT in NYC. When sheisn’t scouting venues, writing scripts, or drafting show flows, Rachel is probably obsessively checking on her plants. She is very into her plants.