Cory was born and raised in North Dakota. He graduated from the University of North Dakota, and the University of Washington (Seattle). He worked in higher education (Ohio State University and Boston College), as well as in the not-for-profit sector. Cory currently serves on the Board of Directors for Evolution Theatre Company and is also active in the Human Rights Campaign, Equality Ohio, and Stonewall Columbus.
Cory has written three full-length plays, and four short plays. Full Length Plays
Catspaw, won the Jewel Box Theater Playwriting Award, and was produced by the Jewel Box Theater (Oklahoma City) in 2001.
The Present Moment was produced by Evolution Theatre Company (Columbus, Ohio) in 2013.
Sticks & Stones, won the CATCO/Greater Columbus Arts Council 2014 Playwriting Fellowship. CATCO produced a staged reading of Sticks & Stones on June 28, 2015.