Cory Hinkle

Cory Hinkle

Cory is a writer based in Los Angeles. He is a recipient of the McKnight Advancement Grant, two Jerome fellowships, a MAP Fund Grant and a Jerome Travel and Study Grant. From 2008 to 2012 he co-ran the playwright-driven company Workhaus Collective where his plays Little Eyes and SadGrrl13 were produced. His play The End of Beauty premiered at Playwrights Arena (LA Times Critics' Pick) and Apocalypse Play...
Cory is a writer based in Los Angeles. He is a recipient of the McKnight Advancement Grant, two Jerome fellowships, a MAP Fund Grant and a Jerome Travel and Study Grant. From 2008 to 2012 he co-ran the playwright-driven company Workhaus Collective where his plays Little Eyes and SadGrrl13 were produced. His play The End of Beauty premiered at Playwrights Arena (LA Times Critics' Pick) and Apocalypse Play premiered at Moving Arts (Ovation Recommended and Stage Raw Top Ten). He was a member of the 2016-17 Humanitas Play LA Workshop and the recipient of the 2015 Heideman Award. His other recent plays include Uncovered Cities (developed with Circle X); Golden (commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville); Clandestino (workshopped at Sundance Theatre Lab and New York Theatre Workshop); When We Could (developed at the Summer Play Festival at the Road Theatre) and The Killing of Michael X (premiered at Jackalope Theatre). Cory has co-written and co-created numerous projects with other artists. He was a co-writer of That High Lonesome Sound (2015 Humana Festival) All’s Fair/The War Within (co-created with Dominique Serrand and Steven Epp, premiere at the Southern Theater); Fissures (lost and found) (2010 Humana Festival) and Rehearsing Failure (Network of Ensemble Theaters, Red Eye Theatre, Southern Theatre). Cory is a former MacDowell Colony fellow, resident at the Hermitage Artist’s Retreat, Tofte Lake Center, and SPACE on Ryder Farm. His work is published by Vintage, Heinemann, Playscripts Inc., Smith and Kraus, and Dramatic Publishing. He is currently in the writers groups at the Road Theatre and the Skylight Theatre. He is an affiliated writer at the Playwrights' Center and earned his MFA in Playwriting from Brown University.

Plays

  • THE END OF BEAUTY
    Michael and Margaret seem happily married and comfortable in their lives as tenured professors of the visual arts at a small quaint college in Wichita, Kansas. But when Margaret's former student, a well-renowned painter, returns to Wichita, the darker side of their relationship rears its head. A play that spans twenty-five years, The End of Beauty examines the beauty of the things we love and how those...
    Michael and Margaret seem happily married and comfortable in their lives as tenured professors of the visual arts at a small quaint college in Wichita, Kansas. But when Margaret's former student, a well-renowned painter, returns to Wichita, the darker side of their relationship rears its head. A play that spans twenty-five years, The End of Beauty examines the beauty of the things we love and how those things can change in a single night.
  • ALL THE GOOD IN THE WORLD
    In Williston, North Dakota, a pastor opens his church to the many unemployed men who have come north looking for work during the fracking oil boom. But when he invites a convicted felon to live in his guest bedroom it threatens to destroy his family. A play about faith and how hard it is to know if you are doing the right thing.
  • Apocalypse Play
    It’s the end of the world in Los Angeles. Well, everywhere, but definitely in Los Angeles, where Jane is stuck in a cramped apartment turned shelter with her ex, Chip. They think they’re the last living souls on earth, until others start showing up at their doorstep. Chip believes they should band together and save the race, build a new civilization from the ashes of the past. But Jane isn’t so sure. The...
    It’s the end of the world in Los Angeles. Well, everywhere, but definitely in Los Angeles, where Jane is stuck in a cramped apartment turned shelter with her ex, Chip. They think they’re the last living souls on earth, until others start showing up at their doorstep. Chip believes they should band together and save the race, build a new civilization from the ashes of the past. But Jane isn’t so sure. The apocalypse isn’t so bad – she can finally hear herself think.
  • A Disappearance in Two Parts
    A writer receives a postcard from his brother of an arcane map of the state of Oklahoma, which propels him on an investigation into a series of disappearances from history, including one in his own family. The writer explores forgotten histories, memory, and the difficulties of documenting the past.

    Developed with the support of a Jerome Travel and Study Grant and the Core Member program and the...
    A writer receives a postcard from his brother of an arcane map of the state of Oklahoma, which propels him on an investigation into a series of disappearances from history, including one in his own family. The writer explores forgotten histories, memory, and the difficulties of documenting the past.

    Developed with the support of a Jerome Travel and Study Grant and the Core Member program and the McKnight Advancement Grant at the Playwrights' Center.

    Staged Readings at Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles, Luna Stage (West Orange, NJ) The Great Plains Theatre Conference (Omaha, NE), and a workshop at HERE Arts Center in New York.