Corey Hennessey is a Baltimore-based performer, musician, and teacher. His favorite color is orange and his favorite animal is the giant anteater. He is one half of music duo, Snake Charm. He has co-written three original solo shows, 404 (2016), 404 Unhinged (2016), and Antiversary (2017). His latest project is White Wing Dove, a series of performances aimed at creating community on- and off-stage through the shared love of popular music.
He currently is an educator at Towson University and Anne Arundel Community College, teaching acting, script analysis, and theatre courses for both majors and no-majors. He offers one-on-one lessons both through the colleges and privately.
He is formerly a company member with Stillpointe Theatre, with whom he has produced, directed, and performed in a multitude of shows, including the regional premiere of Murder Ballad (2016, director and performer) and the titular role in Bat Boy: The Musical (2015, performer), and a repertory actor and dancer with the Baltimore Rock Opera Society, where he has originated roles in five shows, including Ionos in The Terrible Secret of Lunastus (2011, awarded Best Musical Actor in Baltimore City Paper) and Tariq in Electric Pharaoh (2014, awarded Best Actor by Bad Oracle). He was also part of the original cast of 1814! The Rock Opera, which ran seasonally from 2012-2014 in the DC Metro area, including an acoustic invited performance at the Maryland Governor's Mansion. Corey has also performed with Effervescent Collective (as part of the devising cast of Pull/Drift, 2013), Fells Point Corner Theatre, Flux/us Dance Company, and The Contemporary.
Previously graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in photography from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Corey most recently graduated with his Master's of Fine Arts in Theatre (specifically, experimental, new, and interdisciplinary theatre) at Towson University, where he conceived of, directed, designed, and performed in his first original work in 2015, Shapez, and wrote, directed, and performed in his first full length solo production in 2016, 404.