UNC professor’s one-woman show chronicling the life of journalist Marvel Cooke premieres at PlayMakers Repertory Company

By Kyra Miles

Kathyrn Hunter-Williams as Marvel Cooke in Edges of Time by Jacqueline E. Lawton in its debut. (Alex Maness / PlayMakers Repertory Company)

A one-woman show, Edges of Time, debuted this week at Playmakers Repertory Company. It tells the story of Marvel Cooke, who in 1949 became the first Black journalist to work for a white-owned newspaper.

Kyra Miles spoke with the playwright, UNC drama professor Jacqueline E. Lawton, about her inspiration and how she created a stage show in a pandemic.

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