Robbie McCauley

Robbie McCauley is an American playwright, director, and performer. She is best known for her plays Sugar and Sally’s Rape.

xHer involvement in theater began during the late 1960s, when she worked as an apprentice at the Negro Ensemble Company in New York City. Since the 1970s she has participated in many New York-based projects, both on and off Broadway, in the US and abroad.

Her first, and most successful work, Sally’s Rape, won an OBIE Award in 1991 for best new American play and a Bessie Award in 1990. Her other major works include Sugar, Mississippi Freedom, Quabbin Dance, and Indian Blood. As an actress, she is known for her performance in Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf on Broadway.

She is a recent recipient of the IRNE (Independent Reviewers of New England) Award for Solo Performance, and selected as a 2012 United States Artists Ford Foundation Fellow, has been an active presence in the American avant-garde theatre for several decades. Also lately, she directed a critically successful Roxbury Repertory Theater production of “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams.

Robbie McCauley is Professor Emerita of Emerson College Department of Performing Arts and the 2014 Monan Professor in Theatre Arts at Boston College.

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
PlaywrightMy Father and the Wars 1986-87 Season
Director My Father and the Wars 1986-87 Season
Actor Taking of Miss Janie 1974-75 Season
Actor My Father and the Wars 1986-87 Season