Corey’s Resume


B.A. in French from UCLA.

Private Professional Training with:

  • Jeff Corey (acting),
  • Benjamin Zemach (modern dance),
  • Del Close (long-form improvisation),
  • Leonard Pitt (mask),
  • Mary Overlie (Viewpoints),
  • Roy Hart Theatre (voice),
  • Marcus Gardley and Lee Blessing (playwriting) among others.


Since 1982, I have taught solo performance development, ensemble theatre-making, theatre games, autobiographical improvisation and extended vocal exploration in my own private workshops, in individual sessions, and as a guest teacher, in residencies ranging from one class session to several weeks at:

  • California State University East Bay
  • U.C. Berkeley
  • California Arts Council’s Summer School of the Arts
  • California Institute of Integral Studies
  • The Lama Foundation
  • Esalen Institute
  • Naropa Institute (Summer Session)
  • Institute for Transpersonal Psychology
  • University of San Francisco
  • Stanford University
  • A.S.K. Theatre Projects, Los Angeles

Between 1990 and 2005 I taught with Nina Wise at Motion, her Marin County studio where she pioneered and taught a unique form of movement-based, narrative-driven, autobiographical improvisation.

Theatre-Making and Performance (last ten years)

2015-16: Lightning in the Brain, writer, composer, performer.

2015: Galilee, actor, SF Playwrights Festival

2012: Good Person of Szechuan, director, composer, Cal State E. Bay

2011: In The Maze of Our Own Lives, playwright/director, TJT

(Hewlett-Gerbode Commission)

2010: I’m Calling the Police, (Reading) playwright. (inspired by a story by Irvin Yalom) TJT

2009: The Chosen, Rabbi Saunders, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

2009: The Last Yiddish Poet, (revival) actor/co-creator, TJT

2008, 2009: 2 X Malamud, actor/co-creator, TJT

2007: Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman. TJT at Theatre Artaud, Julia

Morgan and Mountain View Center.

2006: Family Alchemy: Malamud & Paley Stories on Stage, actor/co-creator, TJT

2005: Blood Relative, actor/co-creator, TJT (Israeli-Palestinian-American collaboration)

2005: See Under: Love, (playwright) Publication in “9 Contemporary Jewish Plays” U of Texas Press.

2005: Berlin, Jerusalem and the Moon (collaborating playwright) Publicationin Ensemble Works TCG

Awards and Honors

 2014: CA$H Grant from TBA for early development of Lightning in the Brain

2010: SF Weekly, TJT named “Best Theatre Company in San


2010: Hewlett-Gerbode Playwrights Collaboration Award/Commission for

In the Maze of Our Own Lives

2007: SF Chronicle and others, “10 Best Productions” annual lists

for Death of a Salesman

1999: Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award for See Under:

Love (playwright)

1995: California Arts Council Playwright’s Fellowship

1994: Marin Arts Council Playwright’s Fellowship

1993: L.A. Times “10 Best Productions” annual list for Sometimes We Need a Story More than Food at Los Angeles Festival (writer/performer)

1980-81 Dramalogue and LA Weekly awards for The Last Yiddish Poet, actor/co-creator


2016: Eight-week run of Lightning in the Brain at The Marsh, SF.

2016: SF Jewish Film Festival promotional trailer, actor.

2015: SF Playwrights Festival, actor

2015: Vallejo Symphony Orchestra, Peter and the Wolf, Narrator.

2014 – 2016: Oceanic Productions, screenwriter

2013: Stanford University, Guest Teacher, Law School (improvisation)

2013: Culture Strike, Moses and Jesus (video on immigrants’ rights, played Moses.)

2012: California State University, East Bay. Director, The Good Person of Szechuan (Brecht/Kushner)

2012: ACT, Back to the Source educational program for drama teachers, facilitator

2011: Five-Year Engagement, Apatow Productions, Actor (Film)

2009: The Chosen TheatreWorks Silicon Valley (LORT), Rabbi Saunders

2008 – Present: freelance creative consultant, various clients

1978-2012: Traveling Jewish Theatre (actor, writer, director, associate artistic director)

Selected Bibliography:

2005: See Under: Love, (playwright) Publication in 9 Contemporary Jewish Plays U of Texas Press.

2005: Berlin, Jerusalem and the Moon (collaborating playwright) Publication in Ensemble Works TCG

Short fiction in The Sun (three issues of the magazine) and in, Zeitlin, ed., Because God Loves Stories, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1997

Essays and articles in The Sun, American Theatre, San Francisco Examiner, Callboard,, Ocean Realm, Skin Diver Magazine