Hi, I'm Tristan!
in Washington, DC
I'm a playwright and game creator interested in queer, trans work and the intersection of theatre and games - including making meaningful, interactive experiences for audiences.
I am currently a member of the Playwrights' Center and Freelancer’s Union. I also lead a mentoring program for DC-area theatre practitioners and work with Young Playwrights’ Theater. As a former resident of the Orchard Project’s Liveness Lab and CultureHub's Writing For Electronic Formats, I discussed and cultivated new ways of presenting theatrical work in distanced and digital spaces. Most recently, I wrote, performed, and streamed “in a way that matters,” developed as part of The Kennedy Center’s Local Theatre Residency at the REACH with further support from Caridad Svich at Lucille Lortel Theatre.
From playwright Danielle Mohlman: "Tristan does weird in the very best way — weird that makes you think and wrestle and marvel and care."
My work for 2024 is funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities through the Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program.