Robbie McCauley
Playwright, Actor, and Theater Director
Boston, MA
2012 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by the Ford Foundation.

Playwright, actor, and director Robbie McCauley became involved in theater as an apprentice at the Negro Ensemble Company in New York during the late 1960s. Her first play, Sally’s Rape (1990), a story about slavery that was inspired by her great-great grandmother, received an Obie Award for Best Play (1992) and a Bessie Award (1990). Her 2012play, Sugar, is a solo performance piece in which she recounts her experiences of living with diabetes.

Portrait photo courtesy Peter Paradise Michaels / Ravenwolfe Photography.

  • Artwork by Robbie McCauley
    Sugar, 2012; photo credit Joyce Linehan
Artwork by Robbie McCauley