Cory Philley


Cory is the Theatre and Events Services Coordinator at the City of Burnaby’s Shadbolt Centre for the Arts where, among other adventures, she is the Artistic Director for the Shadbolt’s theatre season and directs the Artist-in-Residency program. Cory was one of the founding members and co-artistic directors of La Luna Productions (1998-2007). 

Cory is also a theatre artist  with over thirty years experience. She is a writer, performer, director and producer. Cory’s writing credits include Peaches & Scream (co-written with Mercedes Baines), Marking Time, Faith, Bob, Contrary, Sorry, Scarlet, Late, and Hoarding Paradise. 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).

She is a graduate of the Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts and she has her MA in Graduate Liberal Studies program at SFU. Her thesis project was her play, Hoarding Paradise, about a woman with Compulsive Hoarding Disorder which will begin workshopping in Summer 2019.

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