A Theatre graduate from the University of Winnipeg, Trish Cooper has worked as an actor and a writer in Winnipeg and Toronto. She began writing sketch comedy with the Royal Liechtenstein Theatre Company and wrote for the Fringe Festival circuit including The Year of the Panda (with Vanessa Macrae), The Comment Card and Homely Woman #2. Trish was a writer/performer for Theatre Projects Manitoba's inaugural In the Chamber series, and has also been a regular contributor for CBC's Definitely Not the Opera. Recently, she worked as both writer and performer on the web series, Wind City. Social Studies, which Trish developed during her time in the Prairie Theatre Exchange Playwrights Unit, is her first full-length play. She lives in Winnipeg.