J. Corey Buckner is a Chicago-Based autistic playwright. His play Cross Roads: An Igbo Folktale was a finalist for the 2020 Bay Area Playwrights’ Festival, and his play BLERDS was a semi-finalist for the 2022 Bay Area Playwrights’ Festival. He has also been fortunate to develop work with Chicago Dramatists, The New Coordinates, and Jackalope Theatre Company. His work, often urban fantasy, focuses on identity, community, and challenging toxic masculinity.
His sketch comedy and storytelling has been seen all across Chicago, including at Stage 773 as part of the first annual Story Arc Sketch Comedy Festival, The Playground Theatre, pH Comedy Theatre, The Crowd Theater, and Judy’s Best Lounge at The Second City. J. Corey holds a BFA in Acting from Shenandoah Conservatory.