Jacqueline E. Lawton

Edges of Time: Playwright

Jacqueline E. Lawton is a PlayMakers company member and resident dramaturg as well as a Professor in the Department of Dramatic Art, UNC-Chapel Hill. She was named one of 30 of the nation’s leading black playwrights by Arena Stage’s American Voices New Play Institute. Her plays include Anna K; Among These Wild Things; Behold, a Negress; Blackbirds; Blood-bound and Tongue-tied; Deep Belly Beautiful; The Devil’s Sweet Water; Freedom Hill; The Hampton Years; Intelligence; Love Brothers Serenade; Mad Breed; Noms de Guerre; and So Goes We.. She has worked as a dramaturg and research consultant at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Humana Festival of New American Plays, Arden Theater, Arena Stage, Ensemble Studio Theater, Ford’s Theatre, Horizons Theater, Interact Theatre, Kennedy Center VSA Program, Round House Theatre, Theater J, Virginia Stage Company and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

Education/Affiliations: MFA in Playwriting, University of Texas at Austin; James A. Michener Fellow. TCG Young Leaders of Color, National New Play Network (NNPN), Arena Stage’s Playwrights’ Arena, Center Stage’s Playwrights’ Collective and the Dramatist Guild of America.

Shows at Playmakers

Edges of Time May 3, 2021 - May 9, 2021
Disgraced September 16, 2015 - October 4, 2015
Detroit ‘67 September 14, 2016 - October 2, 2016
We Are Proud to Present... February 24, 2016 - March 13, 2016
The Christians February 1, 2018 - March 10, 2018
Dairyland October 16, 2019 - November 3, 2019
Intimate Apparel January 25, 2017 - February 12, 2017
Dot November 22, 2017 - December 10, 2017
Ragtime November 20, 2019 - December 15, 2019