Excerpts from Sugar by Robbie McCauley
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to a health issue, Robbie McCauley will not be able to attend this evening’s performance. A group reading of her work will be held instead.
In a one-woman production, Robbie McCauley exposes 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.
Sponsored by the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies and the Performance as Public Practice Program in the Department of Theatre and Dance at UT Austin.
Friday, October 14, 7 PM
Admission is free
About Robbie McCauley
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 Buffalo Project centered on race relations in Buffalo, New York; Mississippi Freedom focused on the voting rights struggle; Turf addressing segregation in Boston; and The Other Weapon offering 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.