Cory Hinkle

Cory Hinkle

Cory Hinkle is a Los Angeles based playwright who has received the McKnight Advancement Grant, two Jerome fellowships and a Jerome Travel and Study Grant. Cory is the recipient of the 2015 Heideman Award for his play, This Quintessence of Dust. He was a co-writer of That High Lonesome Sound, which premiered at the 2015 Humana Festival. His other plays include The Killing of Michael X (Jackalope Theatre, Bay...
Cory Hinkle is a Los Angeles based playwright who has received the McKnight Advancement Grant, two Jerome fellowships and a Jerome Travel and Study Grant. Cory is the recipient of the 2015 Heideman Award for his play, This Quintessence of Dust. He was a co-writer of That High Lonesome Sound, which premiered at the 2015 Humana Festival. His other plays include The Killing of Michael X (Jackalope Theatre, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep), The End of Beauty (Cape Cod Theater Project), and A Disappearance in Two Parts (HERE Arts Center). His play Little Eyes had its world premiere at The Guthrie Theater where Cory has been commissioned twice to write plays for the Guthrie’s BFA students. SadGrrl13 premiered at the Workhaus Collective, a company he co-ran with eight other playwrights from 2007-2012. He has devised a number of shows with other artists including Fissures (lost and found) (co-created with writers from Workhaus Collective and artists from Theatre de la Jeune Lune; 2010 Humana Festival), Clandestino (co-created with the Wilhelm Brothers and Victoria Stewart; Mixed Blood Theater; recipient of a MAP Fund Grant; 2015 Sundance Theatre Lab at MASSMoCA), Rehearsing Failure (Recipient of a Playwrights’ Center/Network of Ensemble Theatres Grant; Southern Theatre), and All’s Fair/The War Within (co-created with Dominique Serrand and Steven Epp; Southern Theatre). He has received residences from the MacDowell Colony, the Hermitage Artist Retreat, Tofte Lake Center, and SPACE on Ryder Farm. His work is published by Playscripts, Dramatic Publishing, Vintage, and Heinemann. More info at www.coryhinkle.com.

Plays

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.