ONGOING–October 2018. Selected for Second City’s Conservatory program at The Second City Training Center (Chicago).
ONGOING–December 2018. Directing and producing The Man That Corrupted Christmas by Mark Twain with Inertia Theatre Project.
October 2018. Directing and producing Acting/Directing Showcase of Daniel Glenn’s THE LAKES at Stage 773’s “The Cab”.
September 2018. 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 2018. 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 2018. Enrolled in “Improv for Actors” and “Directing Sketch Comedy” classes at The Second City (Chicago).
August 2018. Directing “The Baphomet Contessa” by Jack von Albade in iO Chicago’s 24 Hour PlayFest.
June 2018–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 2018. Stage Managing FSOP conference with Coca-Cola Corporate.
May/June 2018. Performing as Theseus/Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Rick Lombardo, dir.) with Shakespeare Kennesaw’s inaugural season.
May/June 2018. 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 2018. 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 2018. Directing observer for Bernstein’s Candide, a co-production between Alliance Theatre & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (Susan Booth, Director; Robert Spano, Music Director).
March-April 2018. Directing & playwriting Murder! at The Strand, an ‘immersive theatrical whodunit’ from Marietta’s Earl & Rachel Smith Strand Theatre.
March 2018. Participating in Timothy Douglas’ directing masterclass @ Alliance Theatre.
March 2018. 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 2018. Assistant Directing & Dramaturg for Theatrical Outfit’s Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne. (Adam Koplan, dir.)
February 2018. Participating in Kimberly Senior’s “Point of View” directing masterclass @ Alliance Theatre.
February 2018. 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 2018. Stage Managing for Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.
January 2018. Assistant Directing Alliance Theatre’s Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey, directed by Susan Booth and hosted by the Atlanta History Center.
January 2018. Awarded IDEA Capital Grant for workshop + staged reading of But all the other boys are going to the public execution by Daniel Glenn
January 2018. Leading Corporate Improv Training Seminar for REMAXX Pure with Earl & Rachel Smith Strand Theatre.
October 2017. Leading Improv & Stage Combat Seminar for Marietta Leadership Board.
September 2017. “Best New Work (Theatre for Young Audiences)” Award Nomination for The Dancing Handerchief (Suzi Bass Awards)
September 2017. Directing a workshop + staged reading of Keester by Pamela Turner at Out of Box Theatre.
Fall 2017. Assistant Professor of Theatre in Society with Kennesaw State University’s Dept. of Theatre & Performance Studies.
August 2017. Directing The Complete History of America (abridged) at Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center.
August 2017. 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 2017. Directing reading of Daniel Glenn’s The Lakes.
July 2017. Teaching two 3-hr workshops for Earl Smith Strand’s Theatre Intensive: Physical Theatre & Unarmed Stage Combat.
June 2017. Directing Horizon Theatre’s Apprentice Company Showcase in Atlanta, GA.
June 2017. Breakout Director for Coca-Cola’s 2018 NFSOP National Sales Meeting.
May 2017. Assistant Directing The Dancing Handkerchief (Adam Koplan, Dir.), co-produced by Theatrical Outfit & Flying Carpet Theatre Company
May 2017. Graduating from University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Theatre, with a Master of Fine Arts in Directing (Theatre)
May 2017. Corey is awarded Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the USM College of Arts & Letters
April 2017. Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Nomination–Region IV SDC Student Director Nominee for The Crucible
April 2017. Directing M.F.A. thesis production of The Crucible
July 2016. Assistant Directing Staged Reading of Occupants by Mauricio Miranda (Cynthia Levin, director), for M.F.A. Playwrights Workshop @ Kennedy Center
July 2016. Participating in Summer Directing Intensive @ Kennedy Center, led by Mark Routhier
January 2016. Directing Workshop & Staged Reading of Danielle Dresden’s Athena, Live! with the playwright in residence with USM Blaine Quarnstrom Playwriting Series
April 2015 Participating in the KCACTF National Festival in Washington, D.C. as an invited SDC National Directing Fellow