Under Construction: Stories/Shadows
Haley’s Grandma is dying, at least that’s what her Mom says, which sends Haley home to attempt a relationship with a woman she never really know. Grandma saved three stories for the end of her life, and after Haley hears the final story, it forces her to confront a past she didn’t know existed. A play about the stories we tell and the lies that cast shadows down through generations.
Cory is a Los Angeles based playwright who has been the recipient of the McKnight Advancement Grant, two Jerome fellowships, a MAP Fund Grant and a Jerome Travel and Study Grant. He was the recipient of the Heideman Award for his play This Quintessence of Dust and a recipient of the Humanitas Play LA Award. His recent plays include The End of Beauty (premiere at Playwrights’ Arena, LA Times Critics’ Choice, developed at the Road Theatre’s SPF); Apocalypse Play (premiere at Moving Arts, Stage Raw Top Ten); Uncovered Cities (developed with Circle X and Humanitas); Golden (commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville, workshopped with Chalk Rep); Clandestino (workshops at Sundance Theatre Lab and New York Theatre Workshop); and The Killing of Michael X (premiere at Jackalope Theatre in Chicago). He was a co-writer of That High Lonesome and Fissures (lost and found) both of which premiered at the Humana Festival. He is an affiliated writer at the Playwrights’ Center and earned his MFA in Playwriting from Brown University.