Trish Cole

Trish Cole

Trish Cole is a playwright poet whose work often explores the intersect of social construct, gender, and identity. Her stage plays have been produced in New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Asheville, and regionally in Maryland. Trish is a Samuel French finalist, a Bakeless Literary Prize finalist, and is the recipient of numerous script awards, including two MCTF Excellence in Original Script awards and...
Trish Cole is a playwright poet whose work often explores the intersect of social construct, gender, and identity. Her stage plays have been produced in New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Asheville, and regionally in Maryland. Trish is a Samuel French finalist, a Bakeless Literary Prize finalist, and is the recipient of numerous script awards, including two MCTF Excellence in Original Script awards and two Watermelon Festival Outstanding Script awards. She lives in Southern Maryland and works as a high-school librarian.

Plays

  • Butterfly
    A mother seeks refuge in an imaginary wildflower field filled with self-defined beauty when pushed to confront the chilling memories of her relationship with her transgender child.
  • Field Guide to the North American Osprey
    On a March morning, while haunted by their own catastrophic nest failure, Kari and Mark wait for the migratory return of the osprey to Horseshoe Bend on the St. Mary's River for the nesting season.

    A bed on casters allows for stage migration to mirror tonal chapters and field guide chapters, informed by the environmental crisis in the 1960s when the North American osprey nearly went extinct...
    On a March morning, while haunted by their own catastrophic nest failure, Kari and Mark wait for the migratory return of the osprey to Horseshoe Bend on the St. Mary's River for the nesting season.

    A bed on casters allows for stage migration to mirror tonal chapters and field guide chapters, informed by the environmental crisis in the 1960s when the North American osprey nearly went extinct.

    MCTF Outstanding Original Script. Sam French Off Off Broadway Festival participant.

    If looking to explore this work with lesbian couple characters, please inquire about my work "Migration Route."
  • woman: revised
    Four dictionary definitions attempt to literally find their meaning and their place in the dictionary, as Woman herself struggles to hold onto her identity in a changing world filled with revision. In examining their relationships to the word "woman," the definitions demonstrate that gender definition and self-definition are a living and fluid process.
  • Life on Mars
    A lesbian fugitive spends her final ten minutes on Earth waiting in shackles to board the last penal transport to Mars.