Sep 2018-April 2019. Directing/Playwriting/Co-Producing Murder! at The Strand II: Dark Matters, a world-premiere interactive inter-dimensional mystery.
October 2018. Accepted into Second City's Conservatory program at The Second City Training Center (Chicago).
February-May 2019. Assistant Director & Dramaturg for Artemisia Theatre’s Midwestern premiere of Sweet Texas Reckoning by Traci Godfrey.
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".
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).
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.
October. Teaching, leading Improv & Stage Combat Seminar for Marietta Leadership Board.
September. "Best New Work (Theatre for Young Audiences)" Award Nomination for The Dancing Handerchief (Suzi Bass Awards)
September. Directing a workshop + staged reading of Keester by Pamela Turner at Out of Box Theatre.
Fall. Teaching as Assistant Professor of Theatre in Society with Kennesaw State University's Dept. of Theatre & Performance Studies.
August. Directing The Complete History of America (abridged) at Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center.
August. Teaching 5-hour workshops in Unarmed Stage Combat, Playwriting, Directing the Play, Building a Character, & Discovering the Play at Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center.
July. Directing reading of Daniel Glenn's THE LAKES.
July. Teaching two 3-hr workshops for Earl Smith Strand's Theatre Intensive: Physical Theatre & Unarmed Stage Combat.
June. Directing Horizon Theatre's Apprentice Company Showcase in Atlanta, GA.
June. Breakout Director for Coca-Cola's 2018 NFSOP National Sales Meeting.
May. Assistant Directing The Dancing Handkerchief (Adam Koplan, Dir.), co-produced by Theatrical Outfit & Flying Carpet Theatre Company
May. Graduating from University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Theatre, with a Master of Fine Arts in Directing (Theatre)
May. Corey is awarded Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the USM College of Arts & Letters
April. Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Nomination--Region IV SDC Student Director Nominee for The Crucible
April. Directing M.F.A. thesis production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.