Corey Sullivan

Corey Sullivan
Assistant Arts Professor

Corey Sullivan is an Assistant Arts Professor of Theater at NYU Shanghai. He is an original Associate Artist of Theater Mitu, a permanent ensemble of interdisciplinary collaborators with whom he’s worked since 2001. He has been a resident artist at The Sundance Institute, New York Theatre Workshop, The Watermill Center, and the NYUAD Performing Arts Center. As a Research Associate at NYU Abu Dhabi, he taught, researched, and trained in theatrical forms across the Middle East and South East Asia, including the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, India, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, and Japan. He has also taught courses at Harvard University and NYU Tisch School of the Arts in the Undergraduate Drama and Graduate Film programs.

Sullivan has performed, directed, and produced work at theaters all over the United States, including The Public Theater, New York Shakespeare Festival, New York Theatre Workshop, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Vineyard Theater, Ars Nova, New Victory Theater, Beckett Theatre, Living Theater, American Repertory Theater, Williamstown Theater Festival, The Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans, CaraMia/Ignite Arts of Dallas, Los Angeles Theatre Center, and The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, among others. Screenings of his work in film and new media include Dallas International Film Festival, Rooftop Films of Brooklyn, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, and the Tribeca Film Festival. His work has also been seen at The Cairo Opera House (Cairo,Egypt), Manarat al Saadiyat (Abu Dhabi, UAE), Moscow Art Theatre (Moscow, Russia), Anton Chekhov Estate (Melikhovo, Russia), Opera Prima (Andalusia, Spain), Kontakt Theater Festival (Torun, Poland), and Teatro Duoc (Santiago, Chile).



  • MFA
    Harvard University
    Moscow Art Theatre
  • BA
    Bard College

Research Interests

  • Trans-global Performance Practices
  • Film History
  • Queer Identity and Expression
  • Comparative Mythology
  • Social Justice Applications in Theater

Courses Taught

  • Art is a Hammer
  • Making Theatre
  • The Villain