JAN 20 - 29, 2012

From the comfort foods of the South to the free spirits of New York, award-winning performer Robbie McCauley vividly portrays her extraordinary life’s journey. Robbie takes us from off-beat downtown to Broadway and beyond, cracking open silences about the pains and triumphs of living with “a little bit of sugar” – diabetes. Chauncey Moore plays live music to punctuate the piece and a talkback with Robbie will follow each performance.

Sugar is produced in collaboration with the Performing Arts Department at Emerson College and was created in collaboration with Artists In Context.

"Robbie McCauley is one of the finest performance artists now working in the American theatre” –Woodie King, Jr., Founder & Artistic Director, New Federal Theatre NYC

About Robbie McCauley

Robbie McCauley is a professor in the Performing Arts Department at Emerson College. She is an Obie Award winning playwright and a nationally recognized performance artist and director. McCauley was a member of the original Broadway cast of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.


  • Location: The Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre at the Paramount Center
  • Written and Performed by Robbie McCauley
  • Directed by Maureen Shea
  • Original Music Composed and Performed by Chauncey Moore
  • Produced in Collaboration with the Performing Arts Department at Emerson College
  • Series Legend
  • Ages 15+
  • Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission