Originally from Pennsylvania, Cody Sloan is a theater and film artist and activist. He fell in love with performing when he was 5 years old (playing a tree at theater camp) and was lucky enough to work in Pennsylvania regional theater as a child. While earning his BA at Boston University, he began acting professionally during his junior year.
Select professional stage credits include the Boston premiere of Men on Boats (SpeakEasy Stage Company), Mozart in Amadeus (Moonbox Productions), Bobby in Love! Valour! Compassion! (Zeitgeist Stage), Giulio Cesare (Boston Baroque), Gay Shorts (Open Theatre Project), and The Extraordinary Fall of the Four-Legged Woman (NY Fringe Festival). He has worked with some of the best companies in Boston and collaborated with award winning directors on a range of projects. In 2018, he was proud to receive an IRNE Award nomination for Best Actor - Fringe Category for his work in Exiled Theatre's Nurse Play. He has worked on web content, industrials, and film - most recently with Tayarisha Poe in the indie feature film, Selah and the Spades (2019). This film will be part of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
He is currently an MFA acting student at the University of California San Diego. This highly respected and selective program takes only 8 acting students each year, and Cody is extremely honored to be among them! He is the recipient of the The San Diego Fellowship at UCSD.
He is proud to have studied at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York and The American Conservatory Theater, the Tony award winning theater in the heart of San Francisco.
Cody is interested in the intersections of acting, identity, and social justice and the power of theater and film to combat oppression and give different artists and characters a voice. As a transgender actor, he is very passionate about increasing trans and queer representation in the theater and film industries.