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, Long Wharf Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Hangar Theatre, and Portland Stage Company, 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. 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 audiences ad community through a unique suite of free community programs called InsideCPH. He also created, directed and produced multiple special events and productions during the company's 2015-16 Centennial Season.
Corey was Editorial Associate on the award-winning anthology Nine Plays by José Cruz González: Magical Realism and Mature Themes in Theatre for Young Audiences (2009 Distinguished Book Award, American Alliance for Theatre & Education) and contributed an interview essay to the first anthology of plays for young audiences by Stephen Dietz, published in the Spring of 2015.
Corey is a Drama League Directing Fellow, a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, and was a finalist for the 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.