Corey Pond is a director and dramaturg and the Associate Producer for Silk Road Rising. He holds a B.A. in theatre from Illinois State University where his studies concentrated on directing but also explored theater management and dramaturgy. Previous work at SRR includes director for staged readings of Yasmina's Necklace by Rohina Malik and Night Over Erzinga by Adriana Sevahn Nichols, assistant director for Re-Spiced, curated by Jamil Khoury, and The Lake Effect by Rajiv Joseph, and script dramaturg for Obstacle Course by Jamil Khoury. Other credits include director and producer of Lady Lazarus by Katie Green (Gorilla Tango), dramaturg for Savage Land by Josh Nordmark (Nothing Special Productions), and director Going Nowhere by R.D. Wakeman and Double Feature by Chuck Rose (Heartland Theater, 10-Minute Play Festivals).