Tricia Cooper

Member since 2007

Tricia Cooper is a Winnipeg based actor, writer and comedian. She made her professional debut right here at PTE in her pajamas doing Much Munsch in 2000.

Trish began her professional career as a member of the sketch comedy troupe the Royal Liechtenstein Theatre Company, with whom she wrote countless sketches for the stage radio and television.  In 2004, Trish co-wrote The Year of the Panda with Vanessa Macrae and Christopher Sigurdson which won best comedy at the Victoria Fringe festival, was the Critics’ Choice in Vancouver and was chosen in Toronto's Now magazine as one of the top ten comedy shows of 2004. Her first solo show, The Comment Card, drew audiences at the Ottawa, Toronto, and Winnipeg fringe festivals (Best of Fest 2006)

In 2005, Trish was commissioned by Theatre Projects Manitoba to write a solo show for the inaugural In the Chamber. She then remounted Homely Woman #2 for the Winnipeg Fringe Festival. (Best of Fest 2007)

Trish is a member of the PTE Playwrights unit, for which she created the short works Two for Tea (Carol Shields Festival 2007) and www. playdate.com  (Carol Shields Festival 2009). She also co-wrote In Session with fellow Royal Liechtenstein Theatre Company alum Gordon Tanner (The Wrecking Ball 2008).

Trish has been fortunate to have been the writer in residence at Deep Bay Riding Mountain National Park 2009. She also created a television pilot “Amazing Luck”, based on the Miriam Toews novel Summer of My Amazing Luck. The show is currently in development with Merit Motion Pictures for a TV series.

Trish can be heard regularly as a contributor CBC Radio One’s Definitely Not the Opera. She is presently working on her first full-length play, Social Studies, a comedy about a Sudanese refugee who moves in with a family in Winnipeg, which was read at the 2012 Carol Shields Festival of New Work at PTE.

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