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Jimm Cox
Director of Theatre 

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


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


    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
    2016 - 2017 Season

    Compleat Female Stage Beauty
    By: Jeffrey Hatcher
    Directed by: Jimm Cox
    Dates:September 29 –
    October 1, 2016, 8 p.m.  
    October 2, 2016, 3 p.m.

    August 22, 2016, 7 – 9 p.m.

    Don't Drink the Water
    By: Woody Allen
    Directed by: Rich Robinson
    Dates: November 10 – 12, 2016, 8 p.m.
    November 13, 2016, 3 p.m.

    October 3, 2016, 7 – 9 p.m.

    The Bluest Eye
    Adaptation by: Lydia R. Diamond
    Novel by: Toni Morrison
    Directed by: Lee Neibert
    Dates: February 23 – 25, 2017, 8 p.m.
    February 26, 2017, 3 p.m.

    January 12, 2017, 7 – 9 p.m.

    The Great American Trailer Park Musical
    Music and Lyrics by David Nehls
    Book by Betsy Kelso
    Directed by: Jimm Cox
    Dates: April 6 – 8, 2017, 8 p.m.
    April 9, 2017, 3 p.m.

    January 24, 2017, 7 – 9 p.m.

    The Golden Shoe Awards Show
    Date: April 23, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

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    Department of Fine Arts and Communication Studies
    Humanities & Performing Arts Center, 125
    800 University Way
    Spartanburg, SC 29303
    Phone: 864-503-5844
    Fax: 864-503-5814
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