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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