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The conversation continues between Emerson College Professor and Dramaturg Magda Romanska and Harvey Young, award-winning author, theatre scholar and internationally recognized authority on African American theatre, about Robbie McCauley, the African American experience and the importance of the body, memory and confession. MR: Robbie once said that “Confessions are good information.”  The act of confession, bearing witness, it is an important part of post-traumatic healing.  Sugar is Robbie’s story. In all of her previous works,…

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Emerson College Professor and Dramaturg Magda Romanska talks to Harvey Young, award-winning author, theatre scholar and internationally recognized authority on African American theatre, about Robbie McCauley, the African American experience and the importance of the body, memory and confession. Magda Romanska: In your book, Embodying Black Experience,you talk about the importance of the black body in African American performance art as a site of trauma, history and memory. In Robbie McCauley’s art, in particular, the…

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By Corrie Glanville MUSIC Chauncey Moore After years as a musician and songwriter, Alabama native Chauncey Moore embarked on a solo career as a singer in 2008 and took on the coveted role of Music Director of The Lyric Stage Company’s production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill last April. Come out to see this thrillingly talented performer as he accompanies Robbie McCauley in Sugar. Sedition Ensemble After seeing Robbie McCauley perform in…

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By Sara Bookin-Weiner Last night I was fortunate enough to moderate a post-performance discussion with the playwright Alfred Uhry, director/choreographer Martha Clarke and music director Arthur Solari.  Hearing how they created the piece was both fascinating and informative, and gives me an even greater appreciation for this new hybrid/theatre/music work. They explained how they distilled historical facts down and blended them with imagined scenarios to reflect the outcomes of living in a sexually repressed community….

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