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Jul 12 2021

Nikole Hannah-Jones

One week ago on CBS television Nikole Hannah -jones announced her decision to reject UNC’s last-minute offer of tenure and instead to accept the Knight Chair position at Howard University. PlayMaker’s stands proudly with her decision to reject an offer that was made only after a series of protests from staff, faculty and students that… Read more »

May 4 2021

Quick Fives with the Team behind Edges of Time

As a playwright, I write to answer big questions about the world and explore the human condition. I love working in collaboration with other theatre artists and practitioners. I rely on actors, directors, designers, and stage managers to help bring the play to life…

Apr 28 2021

The Time is Now

by Jules Odendahl-James, Director
Marvel Cooke exists on the edges of time. You won’t find her name at the center of chapters about famous Minnesotans, labor organizers, Black journalists, citizens who stood up to McCarthy, devout Communists, even nonagenarians…

Apr 20 2021

Playwright Notes from Jacqueline E. Lawton

I first learned about Marvel Cooke when I applied for UNC’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities’ Faculty Fellowship Program. Cooke was an investigative journalist and activist, who participated in the labor organizing in the 1930s and worked for civil rights and justice…

Mar 25 2021

Anti-Asian American Violence Statement

The recent increase in violence and hate against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is beyond comprehension. But we can visualize a path forward that we artists have a vital role in.

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