Edges of Time

  • Theatrical Production

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.

Duke Faculty Artists/Collaborators

Cited Artists/Collaborators

  • Jacqueline Lawton; Jules Odendahl-James; Kathryn Williams

Creation Date

  • March 2021