lecturer in theatre
Course: Ethnic Theatre Studies
Robbie McCauley has been an active presence in American avant-garde theater for more than three decades. Her early work in New York included performances in plays by Lanford Wilson at Cafe Cino and by Adrienne Kennedy at the New York Shakespeare Festival. On Broadway, she appeared in the original cast of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange. In the 1990s, she received both an OBIE Award (Best Play) and a New York Dance and Performance (BESSIE) Award for Sally’s Rape, which she wrote, directed and performed in many locations nationally and internationally. Among the many other important works she has written and directed are a number of community-based theater productions exploring issues of race and class in this country and in the Czech Republic. She is currently associate professor of theater at Emerson College.