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Robbie


McCauley

Robbie McCauley
Playwright, Actor, & Theater Director
Boston, MA
2012

This award was generously supported by the Ford Foundation.
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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.

  • Sugar, 2012; photo credit Joyce Linehan