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North and South Carolina: Rising to the Occasion
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While contending with her failing health due to lupus, southern writer Flannery O’Connor wrote, “I can, with eyes squinted, take it all as a blessing.” This sentiment quintessentially represents the spirit of resilience and optimism of the playwrights in North and South Carolina. After a year and a half of collective agony over public and personal health due to COVID-19, the playwrights of the Carolinas have persevered in their creativity. Additionally, producing organizations and theatre companies discovered opportunities to present new works in ways that adjusted to public health needs. 

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Triza Cox
Triza Cox

is a playwright, screenwriter, and theatre artist. Her original plays include A Last SupperMeritocracy The Willing, God in the Midst of it All, and Lil’ Bard. Triza is proud to serve as the South Carolina Ambassador for The Dramatists Guild.