- Expected Nov 2, 2021
As a playwright, director, and performer, Robbie McCauley has been an influential presence in the American avant-garde theatre for many decades. In her work, she consistently confronts uncomfortable truths about race and racism in America with a sharp eye for nuance and complexity, using the personal to extend into the universal by weaving her own family history into her narratives. By breaking down the traditional walls between performer and spectator, her plays encourage challenging and necessary dialogue about the ways race affects our social frameworks and individual lived experiences. In addition to containing the full text of McCauley’s plays Sally’s Rape, Indian Blood, Sugar, and Jazz ’n Class, this volume includes insightful introductions to each play as well as additional essays by McCauley and other leading writers and academics about her work and legacy.