Cory Hinkle


Welcome to the website of playwright Cory Hinkle

Cory is a playwright based in Los Angeles. He is a member of the 2016-17 Humanitas Play LA Workshop and he was the recipient of the 2015 Heideman Award for his play, This Quintessence of Dust. From 2008 to 2012 he co-ran the playwright-driven company Workhaus Collective where his plays Little Eyes and SadGrrl13 were produced. He is a recipient of the McKnight Advancement Grant, two Jerome playwriting fellowships, a MAP Fund Grant and a Jerome Travel and Study Grant. His new play Apocalypse Play will be produced in March 2017 by Moving Arts at the Atwater Village Theatre. 

Most recently, he was commissioned to write Golden for Actors Theatre of Louisville; Clandestino was workshopped at the Sundance Theatre Lab and New York Theatre Workshop; When We Could was a part of the Summer Play Festival at the Road Theatre; The Killing of Michael X premiered at Jackalope Theatre in Chicago; The End of Beauty was developed at the Cape Cod Theater Project and A Disappearance in Two Parts received a workshop production at HERE Arts Center in New York. He is a co-writer of That High Lonesome Sound, which premiered at the 2015 Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville; All’s Fair/The War Within, co-created with Dominique Serrand and Steven Epp, premiered at the Southern Theater. Cory was one of several writers from Workhaus Collective to co-write Fissures (lost and found), which was commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville and premiered at the 2010 Humana Festival. He co-created Rehearsing Failure, which was supported by a grant from the Network of Ensemble Theaters and Red Eye Theatre and premiered at the Southern Theatre.

Cory is a former MacDowell Colony fellow, resident at the Hermitage Artist’s Retreat, Tofte Lake Center, and SPACE on Ryder Farm. His work is published by Vintage, Heinemann, Playscripts Inc. and Dramatic Publishing. He is an affiliated writer at the Playwrights' Center and earned his MFA in Playwriting from Brown University.