Cory Hammond

September 16, 2013

While working on her BA in Theatre at SDSU, she became one of the founding members of the improv group Iota Eta Pi. In 2006 Cory spent the summer studying Shakespeare and clowning at The British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England. During her college years she appeared in Archangels Don’t Play Pinball, The Grapes of Wrath, Wait Until Dark and The Vagina Monologues. After graduation she set out to study at The Groundling’s School in Hollywood. After a year she realized that it was really expensive and quite a drive so she was so happy when she found a place at ROAR back in 2009.

When Cory is not improvising herself she is busy teaching it at La Jolla Playhouse’s Young Performers Workshop. She is also a teaching artist and resident actor for Playwright’s Project; and a part time Drama teacher at a private school. She occasionally works on short films with Jabronie Pictures as well as writing and filming sketches for ROAR. Cory co-wrote and played the lead in Blackout a TYA piece (Theatre for Young Audiences) for Junior Theatre and The San Diego Foundation. More recently Cory and fellow Roarrior Kristen, appeared in Circle Circle dot dot’s production of DerbyWise (based on the stories of the San Diego Derby Dolls). You can also catch her most Saturday nights performing at The San Diego Dinner Detective.

When Cory is not near a theatre she is cuddling up as one half of a ridiculously cute couple. Her husband Keith actually proposed to her on the ROAR stage during a show. They have a crazy little dog named Bella, who doesn’t know that she is adopted, or not a human.



“I’m not like the girls that you’ve known, but I believe I’m worth coming home to.”
-Tori Amos



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