Trista's plays have been produced Off-Broadway, regionally and internationally by companies including Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Women’s Project and Productions, The Guthrie, The Flea, New Georges, Seattle Children's Theatre and National New Play Network. She is a recipient of a McKnight Advancement Grant, two Jerome Fellowships, a Japan Foundation New Play Grant, and various artistic residencies including Tofte Lake, Tokyo Saison Foundation, and The Lark New Play Development Center
Trista is an alum Core Writer of the Playwrights’ Center and Seattle Repertory Theatre's Writing Group. She is the co-founding producer of Workhaus Playwrights Collective, a playwright run theatre company that produced 25 plays over ten years in the Twin Cities. A one time New Yorker and former professor of dramatic writing at St. Cloud State University, Trista currently makes her home in Seattle. Her work is published by Playscripts, Inc., Spout Press and Heinemann.
Founding producer of Workhaus Collective. Upcoming world premier: THE RISE AND FALL OF HOLLY FUDGE at Merrimack Repertory Theatre.