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Friday, January 27, Following the 8 p.m. performance of Sugar
The Jackie Liebergott Black Box (“The Jackie”) at the Paramount Center
559 Washington St Boston

Buy tickets from the ArtsEmerson calendar, and use code CGSUG5 for $5 off tickets (up to 2 tickets/order.)

“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

Please join Robbie McCauley and special guests after the performance for a cross-disciplinary conversation on the intersection of art and health, organized by Artists in Context and ArtsEmerson. Guests include Emerson College Professor Dr. Angela Cooke-Jackson, Jeremy Nobel, founder and president of the Foundation for Art and Healing, and Dr. Sheila Nutt Director of Educational Outreach at Harvard Medical School.


There will only be 8 performances of Sugar.  For ticket information, visit
Use code CGSUG5 for $5 off tickets (up to 2 tickets/order.)

January 20, 8 pm
January 21, 2 pm and 8 pm
January 22, 2 pm

January 27*, 8 pm
January 28, 2 pm and 8 pm
January 29, 2 pm

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.

Much of SUGAR has been developed through the Story Circle process that Ms. McCauley learned in the 1980’s and 90’s. The process facilitates laughter, performance modes in telling stories, heightened understanding and compassion. For many years now, in Boston and throughout the US, Ms. McCauley has engaged with a variety of people who have diabetes through these Story Circles, and she has heard testimony from participants on its healing effects.· Over the last six months, Ms. McCauley, in collaboration with Artists in Context, has facilitated story circles at HEARTH in Roxbury, MA and at the Mattapan Community Health Center.

Ms. McCauley presented some of her work with this process at the greater Boston Connected and Consequential Conference in June, 2011.

Robbie McCauley is also an AIC Prospectus artist. Script excerpts, video and surrounding text of SUGAR will appear in AIC’s Artists’ Prospectus for the Nation