Edges of Time
BY JACQUELINE E. LAWTON
DIRECTED BY JULES ODENDAHL-JAMES
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE MARVELOUS MARVEL COOKE
This one-woman show takes us into the life of investigative journalist, editor, and activist, the marvelous Marvel Cook, 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.
Stream from March 22, 2021 – April 4, 2021