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Cory Philley

Cory is a writer, performer, director and producer and has worked as a theatre artist for more than 30 years. Cory’s writing credits include Peaches & Scream (co-written with Mercedes Baines), the award winning Marking Time, Faith, Bob, Contrary, Sorry, Scarlet, Late, Slippage, and Fever Cabaret. As a performer, favourite acting credits include Mud & Men Inside (Ruby Slippers Productions), Bad Dollies (Women in View Festival) Her Big Break (These 4 Walls Productions), By Choice (Twelve Minutes Max), Faith and Bob (La Luna Productions) and Slippage (Wild Filly Productions).

Cory is the Theatre and Events Services Coordinator at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby where she is the Artistic Director for the Shadbolt’s theatre season, directs the Artist-in-Residency program and manages Special events and concerts in Deer Lake Park. Cory was one of the founding members and co-artistic director of La Luna Productions (1998-2007).

Cory is a graduate of the Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts and she has just completed her MA in Graduate Liberal Studies program at SFU. Her thesis project was her play, Hoarding Paradise, about a woman with Compulsive Hoarding Disorder.