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“Wylie Avenue Views” by Barbara Lewis – Interview with Robbie McCauley, Award-Winning Actress – “Always Learning”, Part I

December 21, 2015

By Barbara Lewis, Ph.D.

Routes, a Guide to African American Culture

“This interview with Robbie McCauley, award-winning actress, inaugurates Wylie Avenue Views, a column about art and activism. Wylie Avenue is real and imaginary. It runs down the center of August Wilson’s ten play urban saga and it is forever alive, pulsing with music and ideas and new possibilities.”



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Jazz'n Class

2015 Elliot Norton Award Nominee for Outstanding Solo Performance

Celeste Oliva, Grounded (Nora Theatre Company); Benjamin Evett, Albatross (Mike Seiden and The Poets’ Theatre); and Robbie McCauley, Jazz ‘n Class (Sleeping Weazel) were nominated for the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Solo Performance. These nominees along with several others were announced by the Boston Theater Critics Association. “Winners to be revealed on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 7 PM, at Boston’s Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre.”

Elliot Norton Awards | Nominees


Photo Courtesy of David Marshall,

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Black Theater in Boston: A Director's Roundtable

Black Theater in Boston: A Director’s Roundtable

WGBH “Basic Black”


“Join three directors immersed in Boston’s dramatic arts scene — Jacqui Parker, Robbie McCauley, and Lois Roach — for a roundtable discussion on black theater and works that reflect the African American experience. Basic Black also looks at scenes from Parker’s Dark as a Thousand Midnights, a play that resonates with the themes of race, identity, history, and redemption.”

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Theater 32.1, Winter 2002

Up Front: American Theaters Reflect on the Events of September 11

Theater Volume 32, Number 1 8/20/2007

By: Emmy Grinwis, John J. Hanlon, Alice Rebecca Moore, Magda Romanska, Alexis Soloski, Oskar Eustis, Amy Huggans, Jim Findlay, Iver Findlay, Anna Deavere Smith, Richard Foreman, Blanka Zizka, Jiri Zizka, David Herskovits, Martin Benson, Rob Orchard, Jim Nicola, Robbie McCauley, Carey Perloff, Judith Malina, Hanon Reznikov, Jerry Goralnick, Megan Monaghan, Crystal Field, Martha Lavey, Lee Breuer, John Collins, Molly Smith, Doug Paterson, Roberta Uno, Karen Martenson, John O’Neal, Melanie Joseph, Dudley Cocke, and Bill Talen



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The Decade Show Performance Series: Robbie McCauley with Jeannie Hutchins

by New Museum Robbie McCauley and Jeannie Hutchins performance organized in conjunction “The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s,” an exhibition co-organized by the New Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. The performance was presented at the Dance Theater Workshop, Bessie Schonberg Theater.

Producer New Museum Audio/Visual sound, color

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