Directing & Producing
Most recently, Corey was commissioned as the Artistic Producer, Playwright, and Director for Murder! at The Strand 2: Dark Matters with the Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta, GA; following up 2018’s hit Murder! at The Strand, which Bradberry also wrote and directed.
As a well-rounded and mercurial artist, Corey’s interests and skill set extends to multiple genres including the musical, classical, dramatic, physical, and avant-garde.
In the fall of 2018 Corey launched the Inertia Theatre Project, which produced two Chicago acting/directing showcases: Daniel Glenn’s THE LAKES at Stage 773 and Bradberry’s adaptation of Mark Twain’s The Man That Corrupted Christmas at Strawdog Theatre Company. Prior to graduate school, Corey was the lead producer on over a dozen world-premiere production with Atlanta-based new works company The Collective Project Inc., which included a “Best Show of 2011” nod by artsATL.com and a Suzi Bass nomination for both Best Original Play and Best World Premiere.
Below are some of the additional services Corey can offer as a member of your theatre team:
Dramaturgy & Stage Management
Zelda Fischandler once said “Imagination is what’s left when the research is done.” Corey can help inspire your creative team as a go-to source for historical, literary, and textural research. As a graduate student, Corey won First Place for Arts & Humanities in the 2016 University of Southern Mississippi’s Graduate Susan A. Stiltanen Student Research Symposium for his research presentation on Orson Welles’ Moby Dick Rehearsed, and has worked professionally as a dramaturg with companies including Theatrical Outfit, Artemisia, and more.
Part of “clear, efficient, and compelling storytelling” also means attention to detail, and effective time management is a critical tool for any project leader. Corey has stage managed professionally with Pride Films and Plays, Coca Cola Corporate, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, the Atlanta Children’s Theater, and more. He was twice nominated as a National Stage Management Award fellow from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
Corey has held teaching positions with Kennesaw State University, University of Southern Mississippi, the Swift School, the Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, the Atlanta Children’s Theater, Stagedoor Manor, and more. His experience has included university teaching positions, post-professional workshops, after-school classes, and summer camps.
Corey has taught a wide variety of subjects including Directing, Performance (Stanislavski, Shakespeare, Ensemble/Physical Theatre, Improv), Playwriting, Stage Combat, Theatre Games, and Music among many other theatre subjects.
Available for Chicago-area actors, comedians, and performers. Corey has coached performers from a wide variety of ages, backgrounds, and experience levels. Whether you need a second set of eyes for an audition package, or strategies on how to approach a challenging character, Corey can help equip you with the tools to feel your best when it’s time to shine.
Sessions can be booked in 30 or 60-minute increments. Multiple hours can be booked at once for a discount, with no need to reserve times immediately.