Trish Cole is a playwright poet whose work explores the intersect of social construct, gender, identity, resistance, and resiliency. Her plays include AMERICAN DREAM (2023 O'Neill semi-finalist), PARADISE (2023 Maryland Community Theatre Festival Outstanding Production and Script), LIFE ON MARS (EstroGenius), WOMAN: REVISED (Maryland Community Theatre Festival Outstanding Production), BUTTERFLY (Maryland Community Theatre Festival Excellence in Original Script), WHO'S AFRAID OF A HOT TIN ROOF (Watermelon Festival Outstanding Production), and FIELD GUIDE TO THE NORTH AMERICAN OSPREY (Samuel French and Maryland Community Theatre Festival Excellence in Original Script). Trish is a Samuel French finalist (WITCHHUNT), a Bakeless Literary Prize finalist (The Love Parade), the 2023 recipient of The Cliff Smith Award for Excellence in Directing (PARADISE), and is the recipient of numerous script awards, including three Maryland Community Theatre Festival Excellence in Original Script awards. She earned her M.A. in Sociocultural Feminist Criticism from the University of Northern Colorado and a post-graduate certification in Library Media from the Notre Dame of Maryland University.
Trish lives in Southern Maryland where she works as a public high-school librarian.