John L Warfield Center


Sat, February 21, 2009 | WIN 2.180

8:00 PM

Robbie McCauley is an Obie Award-winning playwright and a nationally recognized performance artist. Her provocative play centering on race relations, Sally's Rape, was the subject of a PBS broadcast and was featured in the documentary Conjure Women. She has been an active presence in the American avant-garde theatre for three decades. One of the original cast members who devised for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf, Ms. McCauley went on to write and perform regularly in cities across the country, striving to facilitate cross-racial dialogues. In 1998, one of her pieces was highlighted as one of the "The 51 (or So) Greatest Avant-Garde Moments" by the Village Voice, a roster that included work by artists such as Igor Stravinsky, Pablo Picasso, and John Cage. Ms. McCauley recently earned promotion to Full Professor at Emerson College.

Through performance, McCauley explores the complex web of race, health, and capitalism.

Sponsored by: John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies

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