Trista Baldwin 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. Her plays have been produced regionally and internationally, by companies including Women’s Project and Productions, The Guthrie, The Flea, and Circle X. Plays include Eye of the Lamb: Gertrude Bell in Iraq, Sand, American Sexy, Mesujika Doe, Patty Red Pants, and Chicks with Dicks. Trista is an alum Core Writer of the Playwrights’ Center and the co-founding producer of the Workhaus Playwrights Collective. A native of Western Washington, a one-time New Yorker and former professor of dramatic writing at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, Trista now makes her home on Vashon Island, where she teaches playwriting to wee children, including her own two daughters. Trista’s work is published by Playscripts, Inc. and Heinemann.
Ramón Esquivel is a writer and educator born, raised, and once again based in Seattle. His plays have been produced in New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., Seattle, and elsewhere in North America. The last two years, Ramón was a producer for Brave New Play Rites, a festival of new work in Vancouver B.C. His play, The Shahrazad Society, won the 2014 Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award. Three works—Nasty, Nocturnal, and Luna—are published through Dramatic Publishing. Nocturnal is part of the Kennedy Center anthology, New Visions/New Voices: 25 Years/25 Plays, while Luna is featured in the upcoming Palabras: An Exploration of Latina/Latino Theater for Young Audiences. Education: B.A. History, Yale University; M.A. Educational Theatre, New York University; M.F.A. Creative Writing, University of British Columbia; and Seattle Children’s Theatre Drama School. When not writing himself, Ramón runs writing programs for youths(ages 6-18) at The Bureau of Fearless Ideas.
Keiko Green is a playwright and performer based in Seattle. She received her B.F.A. in Experimental Theater from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Recent writing work includes: Nadeshiko, workshopped at Seattle Rep and produced with Sound Theatre Company in April 2017 , the book and lyrics for the full-length musical Bunnies, as well as the co-written full-length play Puny Humans (both at Annex Theatre). Her one-act Operation Hibernation was nominated for Best New Play by BroadwayWorld Seattle, after its premiere in the 2013 Seattle Fringe Festival. Previous full-length works include Acedia (Co-writer; TinLily Productions, NYC; 2011), as well as the independently produced Freak Playground (Seattle; 2012) and Life.Cycle (Seattle; 2013). Her 10-minute play Experience Points has been performed at Annex Theatre, College of Southern Nevada Theatre, and Bainbridge Performing Arts. As an actor, she has worked with ACT Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, and the National Asian American Theatre Co, among others.
Y York is the recipient of the National New Play Network’s Smith Prize for ...and LA is Burning; Houston’s Buzzy Award Best New Play for Woof; the Berrilla Kerr Award for the Secret wife; the Hawai`ì Award for Literature for Nothing is the Same; the Charlotte Chorpenning Award for her body of work for children and their families; and is a five-time recipient of the AATE Distinguished Play Award. She is currently at work on two new musicals with northwest composer Amanda Jacobs, a new play for the Kennedy Center, and, to set the record straight of what really happened on that island, a Sycorax. Last year, as part of the SRT writers, Y wrote and workshopped Through the Eyes of Holly Germaine. Y"s plays have been supported by the NEA, the Rockefeller Foundation, AT&T OnStage, USA Artists, and many local arts organizations. Y is an alumna of New Dramatists and a member of The Dramatists’ Guild. She still lives with Mark Lutwak to whom many things are still dedicated.