Cory is a writer based in Los Angeles. He is a recipient of the McKnight Advancement Grant, two Jerome fellowships, a MAP Fund Grant and a Jerome Travel and Study Grant. From 2008 to 2012 he co-ran the playwright-driven company Workhaus Collective where his plays Little Eyes and SadGrrl13 were produced.
His play The End of Beauty premiered at Playwrights Arena (LA Times Critics’ Pick) and Apocalypse Play premiered at Moving Arts (Ovation Recommended and Stage Raw Top Ten). He was a member of the 2016-17 Humanitas Play LA Workshop and the recipient of the 2015 Heideman Award. His other recent plays include Uncovered Cities (developed with Circle X); Golden (commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville); Clandestino (workshopped at Sundance Theatre Lab and New York Theatre Workshop); When We Could (developed at the Summer Play Festival at the Road Theatre) and The Killing of Michael X (premiered at Jackalope Theatre).
Cory has co-written and co-created numerous projects with other artists. He was a co-writer of That High Lonesome Sound (2015 Humana Festival) All’s Fair/The War Within (co-created with Dominique Serrand and Steven Epp, premiere at the Southern Theater); Fissures (lost and found) (2010 Humana Festival) and Rehearsing Failure (Network of Ensemble Theaters, Red Eye Theatre, Southern Theatre).
Cory is a former MacDowell Colony fellow, resident at the Hermitage Artist’s Retreat, Tofte Lake Center, Stillwright, and SPACE on Ryder Farm. His work is published by Vintage, Heinemann, Playscripts Inc., Smith and Kraus, and Dramatic Publishing. He is an affiliated writer at the Playwrights’ Center and earned his MFA in Playwriting from Brown University.