Cory’s Writing Credits
Cory’s been imagining things and writing things down as long as she can remember – but it was a Remembrance Day poem and essay awarded honours, a kick in the butt from Mr. Roberts in Grade 10 English and support from her folks that made her believe she should share.
2014: Writer’s Combine with Jason Long, instructor: Full-Script: Spring and Fall “Before the Night is Over”/Behind the Senlac Hall
2013: Pitches for “Cory”with Jason Long/Full Swing Productions
2013: Freedom to Read Week: WordFest and Writer’s Guild of Alberta presentation
2013: Co-writer/presenter with Mike Morrison: Mayor’s Luncheon for Arts Champions
2013: Joined weekly writer’s class – Writer’s Combinewith Jason Long, Instructor; Spring and Fall
2012: Writer for Calgary Public Library Foundation’s Bob Edward’s Dinner for recipient Mary Walsh
2011: Workshopped “The Goose Queen of Kindersley”; worked with Jason Long to create “Stand Up Mom”TV pilot and bible
2010: Wrote 20 seconds to compliment 20 chosen slides and presented my show at PechaKucha #6 in Calgary November 24, 2010 – Brilliant fun!
Letters from the WhimsyState and Remix: Lunchbox Theatre – June 10, 11, 12 & 17, 18 & 19 with Cory Mack’s “stuff” being read on June 18, 2010.
2010: Me, Myself and You: Cory Mack’s “The Goose Queen of Kindersley”and Donovan Deschner’s “Evolution”in workshop May 19 – 22, 2010 MOTEL in Epcor Centre
It’s a weekend of workshopping for Cory Mack and Donovan Deschner. Each of these acclaimed comedians have created a theatrical show that needs your input. Form May 19 – 22, 2010, these performances will be presented at MOTEL in the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts for the purpose of receiving audience feedback. Both of these shows are nearly brand new and in order to make them better, they need your help.
The Goose Queen of Kindersley follows Cory’s own life from small-town Saskatchewan to Canadian show business. For those who believe they are a bit too much.
Egolution is an in-depth look at what has been called a “narcissism epidemic”within our current culture. By dealing first with his own narcissism and then realizing that he’s “not that far behind the curve”, Donovan uses comedy to share how egomania has changed our lives.
2010: “Creation Cabaret: Stories for Hopper”Alberta Theatre Projects: Enbridge playRites Festival Blitz Weekend
2010: “Sacred Cows” a performance of the Citizens of the WhimsyState at the High Performance Rodea
2009: founded the WhimsyState writers collective with fellow Citizens; Letters from the WhimsyState reading festival of new plays at Lunchbox theatre in May 2009.
Cory is a founding member and a proud Citizen of the WhimState. The WhimsyState is an eclectic collective of like-minded individuals who believe that together we can inspire, support and nurture each other in our quest to create new plays in Alberta. She is currently working on her solo show “the Goose Queen of Kindersley” and is excited about having her work performed in the One Yellow Rabbit High Performance Rodeo in January 2010.
2008: Participant in Alberta Theatre Projects 24 hour Playwriting Contest, playRites 2009, Alberta Theatre Projects
2008: Part of Ground Zero Theatre’s Writer’s Block Playwriting Workshop with Eugene Stickland.
2007: Completed a performance storytelling class with Doug Curtis, Ghost River Theatre, Calgary, AB
2006: “Why are we not laughing”a 90 minute key-note presentation written for Centrepoint’s Executive Breakfast Series: aimed at Fund Development Professionals and Executives from the charitable sector. Presented June 13, 2006.
2006: “A Fine Line”was re-written and performed at Theatre Junction’s Random Acts Festival, Calgary, AB on May 11, 2006. Cory also co-directed this performance with Tanille Geib of phame.ca; it starred Allyson Smith, Roberta Mauer Philips, Julia Hoover and Elizabeth Kirkland.
2004-2009: Co-writer for Alberta Theatre Project’s Bob Edwards Award Luncheon; with recipients Rick Mercer ’04, Preston Manning ’05, Catherine Ford ’06, Gwynne Dyer ’07, George Stroumboulopolos ’08 and writer/moderator for the 35th Anniversary Luncheon 2009. Co-writer for 2010 for recipient Lawrence Hill, and Mary Walsh in 2012.
2002: “untitled”, a one-act play, a Theatre for Young Audience play, commissioned by Quest Theatre, Calgary
2001: “I Eat”, a one-act play, co-playwright with Lindsay Burns and Charlotte Petti, produced by Lunchbox Theatre, Calgary
2000: “I Eat”, a one-act play, co-playwright commissioned by Petro-Canada Stage One Plays, Lunchbox Theatre, Calgary.
“I Eat” is a comedy about women (and men) and food and weight and exercise and all those other things we spend too much time obsessing over.
2000: “A Fine Line”, producer and playwright, Aftershock Festival, Ground Zero Theatre, Calgary
2000: “the Bus Stop”, a Brief New Work, Playrites 2000, Alberta Theatre Projects, Calgary
1999: “A Fine Line”a one-act play, 2nd place winner, 24 hour playwriting contest, Playwrites 1999, Alberta Theatre Projects, Calgary
“A Fine Line” is a tale of a woman and her three adult daughters looking for normal. Although the play made it to the final dress rehearsal in order to be performed at Ground Zero Theatre’s AfterShock Theatre Frestival, it was not staged at that time.
2002-2003, Co-Director of “Dirty Laundry”, Calgary’s only completely live, completely improvised soap opera.
2003 – 2006 seasons, Director of “Dirty Laundry”, Calgary’s only completely live, completely improvised soap opera.
“Dirty Laundry” is Calgary’s only totally improvised, totally live soap opera.