Trista Baldwin is the recipient of two Jerome Fellowships, a McKnight Advancement Grant, a Saison Foundation residency and a Performing Arts Japan grant from the Japan Foundation. Plays include Angel Fat (The Lark New Play Development Center), Kill Me Don't Go (Workhaus), American Sexy (The Flea, The Guthrie), Mesujika Doe (Morishita Studios, Tokyo, Japan), Sand (Women's Project), Doe (Santiago a Mil Festival, Chile), Patty Red Pants and Chicks With Dicks.
Currently in development is a new play in continued collaboration with Shirotama Hitsujiya and a commission for the History Theater about the surprising, and deeply American, history of cheerleading.
A native of the woods of Washington State, and sometime-New Yorker, she currently makes her home in Minneapolis, where she teaches playwriting and screenwriting at St. Cloud State University, is a co-founder of the Workhaus Collective, and a Core Writer of the Playwrights' Center. Trista is also the mother of two young daughters, who keep her writing like it's the end of this world. Her work is published by Heinemann and Playscripts.