Corey Atkins is a Utah/Idaho born-and-raised, New York City-based, director who has worked with Lincoln Center Theatre/ Institute, Noor Theatre/NYTW, The Acting Company, Cleveland Play House, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Hangar Theatre, Portland Stage Company, and Evan Bernardin Productions, among many others. (For a more comprehensive list of credits see resume above.)
Corey recently completed two seasons as Artistic Associate with Obie Award-winning The Playwrights Realm, where he produced and administered multiple play/wright development and support programs, including the annual INK’D Festival of new plays. From 2011-2016 Corey was Associate Producer for the 2015 Tony Award-winning Cleveland Play House. Highlights of his time at CPH include helping to redefine the company's relationship with its community through a unique suite of free community programs called InsideCPH, and creating/directing/producing multiple special events and productions during the company's 2015-16 Centennial Season.
Corey is a Drama League Directing Fellow, a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, and was a finalist for SDC’s Mike Ockrent Fellowship with Casey Nicholaw, and the Gielgud Fellowship with Michael Greif. He has also been a volunteer for the Translation Committee of the Latinx Theatre Commons, and an Associate with The Sol Project.
He holds an M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Texas at Austin.