This essay closely reads two contemporary performance projects by Suzan-Lori Parks (Venus) and Robbie McCauley (Sally’s Rape). It examines how the authors (re)present black history on stage, manipulate language to reveal a particular, repeating experience of blackness, and center the body as the site where these accumulated repeating experiences visibly express themselves.
- Robbie McCauley
- Sally’s Rape
- Suzan-Lori Parks
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Visual Arts and Performing Arts
- Literature and Literary Theory