by Jacqueline E. Lawton
Directed by Jules Odendahl-James
The life and times of the marvelous Marvel Cooke
World Premiere Encore Presentation in Honor of World Press Freedom Day on May 3
This one-woman show takes us into the life of investigative journalist, editor, and activist, the marvelous Marvel Cooke, the first Black woman writer to have her own byline in a major US newspaper.
We meet Marvel in 1963 in the wake of the Birmingham church bombing and she threads the story of mid-century Civil Rights with her own trailblazing journey from the suburbs of Minnesota to the newsrooms, labor unions, and arts societies of New York with a fateful detour into the witness chair under interrogation by Senator Joseph McCarthy.
Always unconventional and willing to pay the price for speaking her mind, Marvel calls to us from the past with warnings about our present.
Starring Kathryn Hunter-Williams
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Watch this lively and engaging discussion with playwright Jacqueline E. Lawton, director Jules Odendahl-James, and actor Kathryn Hunter-Williams as they talk with PlayMakers’ Producing Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch about how they brought Edges of Time to the stage.
Edges of Time shows us how Marvel Cooke made waves as a black woman journalist. Where Are We Now? Join Renee Alexander Craft as she hosts a panel of extraordinary women, Rhema Bland, Leoneda Inge, and Trevy McDonald, to learn where we are today in the wake of Marvel’s legacy.
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