Directing The Complete History of America (abridged) with Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center (Loch Sheldrake, NY–August 2017)
Corey Bradberry is an Atlanta-based theatre director focused on developing new work in all forms, and a recent M.F.A. Directing graduate from the University of Southern Mississippi where he studied under Professor Louis Rackoff. Major USM directing projects include Susan Glaspell’s Trifles, new adaptations of Mark Twain short stories “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” and “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg”, Orson Welles’ Moby Dick Rehearsed, Lauren Gunderson’s Silent Sky, and an M.F.A. thesis production of Arthur Miller’s heavyweight drama The Crucible.
As a graduate student, Corey was twice an invited guest at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; first, as a 2015 SDC National Directing Fellow through the Kennedy Center American College Theatre National Festival, and then as a scholarship participant in its 2016 Summer Directing Intensive. He received a KCACTF nomination for his direction of The Crucible (2017). Corey was the recipient of both the 2016 USM Emerging Artist Award and the 2017 USM Outstanding Graduate Student Award (Theatre) from the College of Arts & Letters, also winning First Place (Arts & Humanities) for his Moby Dick Rehearsed poster presentation in the 2016 Susan A. Siltanen Graduate Research Symposium.
Corey is a seasoned dramaturg, stage manager, playwright, producer, and performer. He holds a B.A. in Theatre & Performance Studies from Kennesaw State University and prior to graduate school, was the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Collective Project, Inc., a professional performance ensemble dedicated to the creation of new theatrical work by Atlanta artists for Atlanta audiences. Over five years the company successfully produced almost a dozen new plays (including both devised and scripted work) and helped cultivate Atlanta’s reputation as a growing arts hub, all while partnerning with The Goat Farm Arts Center in midtown.
Meanwhile Corey worked up and down the K-12 range as a teaching artist with Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Children’s Theatre, and Earl Smith Strand Theatre before laying pedagogical groundwork for a middle-division drama program at Swift School. More recently, he gained experienced teaching at the university level at USM , and has worked for several summers as a director and teaching artist at the renowned Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in Loch Sheldrake, NY. He is currently a Part-Time Professor with Kennesaw State’s Department of Theatre & Performance Studies.
For his engagement with new work and arts education, Corey was awarded the 2013 Emerging Artist Award (Theatre) by the City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs.
CV & references available upon request. Contact Corey