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Robbie McCauley

Robbie McCauley, OBIE Award playwright of Sally’s Rape, an internationally recognized performance artist and director appears in her play, Sugar, recently presented at Live Arts in New York; and performed in a work in progress performance piece, “Associative Behavior in the Fifth Species” at the Williamsburg Art Historical Center, and at Dixon Place. Her innovative theatre pieces include My Father and the Wars, Persimmon Peel with the late beloved Laurie Carlos and Teenytown written and performed by Thought Music, a performance trio with Carlos and Jessica Hagedorn. Directing credits include an innovative interpretation of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie at Roxbury Repertory Theater and Adrienne Kennedy’s Sleep Deprivation Chamber at Penumbra Theatre Co. in Minnesota. Acting credits include For Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf on Broadway, and Fences at the Tyrone Guthrie in Minnesota.  Her influential work involving theatre made to converse about race in the early '90s included The Buffalo Project at Hallwalls and the Primary Sources series in Western Mississippi, Boston, and Los Angeles produced by The Arts Company. Widely anthologized, including Omi Osun Joni L. Jones’ newest book, Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic, Robbie McCauley is a Professor Emerita of Emerson College in Boston.

Chronic Theatremakers
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Chronic Theatremakers

Confronting Denial with Robbie McCauley

3 December 2017

Sara Brookner talks to playwright and performer Robbie McCauley about her one-woman show Sugar, and the power of sharing our stories.