October 2018. Accepted into Second City's Conservatory program at The Second City Training Center (Chicago).
Feb-May. Assistant Directing/Dramaturging for MIdwestern premiere of Sweet Texas Reckoning by Traci Godfrey for Artimisia Theatre.
April. Sound Designing for world premiere of The Secret of the Biological Clock by Andie Arthur for Eclectic Full-Contact Theatre.
June-August. Stage Managing for Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang with Eclipse Theatre Company.
Jan-Feb. Stage Managing I Know My Own Heart by Emma Donaghue with Pride Films and Plays.
March-April. Directing/Playwriting/Artistic Producing Murder! at The Strand II: Dark Matters, an interactive commission from the Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre (GA).
Dec 2018-Feb 2019. Stage Managing for I Know My Own Heart by Emma Donaghue with Pride Films and Plays.
December. Directing and producing Mark Twain’s The Man That Corrupted Christmas with Inertia Theatre Project.
December. Directing for Eclectic Full Contact Theatre's 24-Hour Playfest.
October. Directing and producing Acting/Directing Showcase of Daniel Glenn's THE LAKES at Stage 773's "The Cab".
October. Accepted into Second City Training Center Conservatory Program.
September. The Suzi Bass Awards, Atlanta's annual theatre awards, has announced its nominees for the 2017-2018 season. Corey was involved with two shows nominated for major awards:
Candide at Alliance Theatre was nominated for four Suzis including OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION--MUSICAL
Perfect Arrangement at Theatrical Outfit was nominated for three Suzis including OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION--PLAY and OUTSTANDING ACTING ENSEMBLE--PLAY
September. Submitting production concept for Charles Gonoud's Romeo et Juliette as Project Lead (director) for Opera America's Robert L. B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase. Design team: Beca Lake (Scenic), Jacquelyn Loy (Costume), Mateo Morris (Lighting).
September. Received commission for Murder! at The Strand II: Dark Matters, and interactive inter-dimensional murder mystery.
August-October. Enrolled in "Improv for Actors" and "Directing Sketch Comedy" classes at The Second City (Chicago).
August. Directing "The Baphomet Contessa" by Jack von Albade in iO Chicago's 24 Hour PlayFest.
June. Published article "Seven Lessons Learned from Creating an Immersive Theatrical Whodunit" for Howlround.com. Explores some of what went into the creative process of creating 2018's Murder! at The Strand.
June. Stage Managing FSOP conference with Coca-Cola Corporate.
May/June. Performing as Theseus/Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Rick Lombardo, dir.) with Shakespeare Kennesaw's inaugural season.
May/June. Directing remount production of Murder! at The Strand: the Encore, an 'immersive theatrical whodunit' from the Earl & Rachel Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta, GA.
May. Producing & directing workshop + staged reading of Daniel Glenn's But all the other boys are going to the public execution, a new play. Produced in part through an IDEA Capital grant.
April-May. Directing observer for Bernstein's Candide, a co-production between Alliance Theatre & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (Susan Booth, Director; Robert Spano, Music Director).
March-April. Directing & playwriting Murder! at The Strand, an 'immersive theatrical whodunit' from Marietta's Earl & Rachel Smith Strand Theatre. https://earlsmithstrand.org/event/murder-at-the-strand/
March. Participating in Timothy Douglas' directing masterclass @ Alliance Theatre.
March. Moderating two Downtown Dialogue events with Theatrical Outfit's Perfect Arrangement, one with Dave Hayward (Touching Up Our Roots, Atlanta's LGBT History Project) & Cathy Woolard (former Atlanta City Council President)
February-March. Assistant Directing & Dramaturg for Theatrical Outfit's Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne. (Adam Koplan, dir.) http://www.theatricaloutfit.org/shows/perfect-arrangement/
February. Participating in Kimberly Senior's "Point of View" directing masterclass @ Alliance Theatre.
February. Directing Courtroom Drama CLE: A Creative Look at Ethics Through Comedic Plays at Actor's Express. Co-production between AE, Working Title Playwrights, and GA Lawyers for the Arts.
January. Stage Managing for Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.
January. Assistant Directing Alliance Theatre's Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey, directed by Susan Booth and hosted by the Atlanta History Center. http://alliancetheatre.org/production/2017-18/native-guard
January. Awarded IDEA Capital Grant for workshop + staged reading of But all the other boys are going to the public execution by Daniel Glenn
January. Leading Corporate Improv Training Seminar for REMAXX Pure with Earl & Rachel Smith Strand Theatre.