African and African Disapora Studies Department
African and African Disapora Studies Department

Robbie McCauley 2016 Visiting Performing Artist
 

October 11-14, 2016

Robbie McCauley is an Obie Award- and Bessie Award-winning artist for Sally’s Rape, and an early cast member in Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf.  She declares that “to act is to teach,” and demonstrates this philosophy in her dynamic community-generated works including The Buff alo Project centered on race relations in Buff alo, New York; Mississippi Freedom focused on the voting rights struggle; Turf addressing segregation in Boston; and The Other Weapon off ering stories from The Black Panther Party located in four Los Angeles locations.  Ms. McCauley is a Professor Emerita  of Emerson College’s Department of Performing Arts, and a 2012 United States Artists Ford Foundation Fellow.

Sugar is a one-woman production by Robbie McCauley exposing the silences about the pains and triumphs of living with “a little bit of sugar” by charting the historical union of Black labor and sugar production alongside her own intimate journey with diabetes.


RESIDENCY EVENTS

Tuesday, October 11th | 12:30PM-2:30PM
JAM SESSION!
Lunch with Robbie McCauley as she discusses plans for new work
Gordon-White Building [GWB 3.200A] | 210 W. 24th Street, Austin, TX 78712
*Reservation Required 
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Wednesday, October 12th | 12PM-2PM
PERFORMING BLACKNESS WORKSHOP
Dr. Lisa B. Thompson's Graduate Seminar 
Liberal Arts Building [CLA 1.302B] | 305 E 23rd Street, Austin, TX 78712
*Reservation Required 
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Thursday, October 13th | 1PM-4PM
WOMEN OF COLOR FEMINISMS WORKSHOP
Dr. Omise'eke Tinsley's Graduate Seminar 
Liberal Arts Building [CLA 1.302E] | 305 E 23rd Street, Austin, TX 78712
*Reservation Required 
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Friday, October 14th | 2PM-3:30PM
"TO ACT IS TO TEACH":
AN INTERVIEW WITH ROBBIE McCAULEY ON SOCIALLY ENGAGED ART LED BY DR. OMI JONES
Co-Sponsored with the Performance as Public Practice Program
F.L. Winship Drama Building [WIN 2.112]| 300 E 23rd Street, Austin, TX 78712
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Friday, October 14th | 7PM-9PM
EXCERPTS FROM SUGAR
Performed by Robbie McCauley 
The Scottish Rite Theatre | 207 W. 18th Street, Austin, TX 78701
 
To reserve your space in an event, contact Dr. Omi Jones at jonijones@austin.utexas.edu.