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Jimm Cox
Director of Theatre 

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Contact Information:

Phone: (864) 503-5697
Email:jcox@uscupstate.edu
Office: HPAC 125
M.A. University of South Carolina
B.A. Appalachian State University



Courses:

  • Introduction to Theatre
  • Theatre History I
  • Theatre History II
  • Playwrighting
  • Voice for the Actor 
  • Play Directing
  • Intermediate Acting
  • Stage Movement
  • Senior Seminar 

    Biography:

    Jimm Cox, Director of Theatre and Director of the Foreign Study London program, has been at the University of South Carolina for over thirty-five years. He began his professional acting career playing opposite Annie Potts of “Designing Women” fame in a summer stock production of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. Jimm has written, directed and produced industrial shows for a variety of corporations and wrote and produced the opening ceremonies for The World Goal Ball Championships and the Pan American Games for the Visually Impaired. He has both taught for the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts Academy Program and served as artistic director the Governor’s School at Furman University. Jimm has been named the University of South Carolina Upstate Teacher and Advisor of the Year and is a member of Who’s Who in American University Teaching. He has directed well over 100 productions for academic, community and professional theatres.

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    Announcing the Shoestring Players
    2017 - 2018 Season

    Tapestry
    2017 London Company production - An original devised theatre piece      
    Directed by: Lee Neibert 
    Dates: August 25 – 26, 2017, 8 p.m.  
    August 27, 2017, 3 p.m.

    Let The Right One In
    Based on novel by: John Ajvide Lindqvist
    Adaptation by: Jack Thorne     
    Directed by: Jimm Cox     
    Dates: October 5 – 7, 2017, 8 p.m.
    October 8, 2017, 3 p.m.

    Auditions:
    August 28, 2017, 7 – 9 p.m.

    Moonlight's Pillow
    Original Shakespeare theatre piece      
    Directed by: Stephen Unwin
    Dates: November 16 – 18, 2017, 8 p.m.
    November 19, 2017, 3 p.m.

    Auditions: 
    September 5, 2017, 7 – 9 p.m.

    Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
    By: Anne Washburn     
    Directed by: Lee Neibert
    Dates: March 1 – 3, 2018, 8 p.m.
    March 4, 2018, 3 p.m.

    Auditions: 
    January 18, 2018, 7 – 9 p.m.

    Spring Musical TBA
    Directed by: Jimm Cox
    Dates: April 12 - 14, 2018, 8 p.m.
    April 15, 2018, 3 p.m.

    Auditions: 
    January 23, 2018, 7 - 9 p.m.

    The Golden Shoe Awards Show
    Date: April 29, 2018, 7:30 p.m.


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