Prof. Cookie Ewing Honored at Women’s Theatre Festival of Memphis

Julia "Cookie" Ewing, professor of theatre and artistic director of Rhodes’ McCoy Theatre, recently was honored with a Gyneka Award presented at the Women’s Theatre Festival of Memphis. The three-day event highlighted the contributions of women in theatre arts and showcased theatrical productions.

The word “Gyneka” is Greek for woman, and individuals from the Greater Memphis area were nominated for the award by the theatre community and selected by a committee of volunteers.

A distinguished actress, director and producer in the Memphis theater community, Ewing has worked with the McCoy Theatre for more than 35 years.