Cory Finley is a St. Louis-born, New York-based playwright. His play The Feast was produced by the Flea Theater in spring 2015, and he was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Gurney Playwrights Fund. He is a member of Youngblood at Ensemble Studio Theater; a Sloan grantee; and an alum of the Clubbed Thumb early career writer's group and of Uncharted, Ars Nova's group for musical theater writing teams. His work has been developed at each of those theaters as well as around the country at Seattle's ACT Theater, at St. Louis' HotCity Theater, and with the apprentice company at the Actors Theater of Louisville. His work as a journalist and features writer has appeared on the front pages of the New Haven Advocate and the Arizona Republic.