Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Assistant Professor of English Trista Baldwin, who joined St. Cloud State in 2007 to teach playwriting, is one of 12 members of the Workhaus Collective, founded to fully produce original plays under the artistic leadership of each playwright. The Workhaus Collective’s inaugural production was Baldwin’s “Doe,” which later went on to the Tokyo International Festival. Baldwin’s work has been produced by The Guthrie, Chicago Dramatists, Stark Raving Theatre, Urban Stages and other groups around the country; she wrote the award-winning “Patty Red Pants”; and she was commissioned by The Guthrie to create “Wade the Bird,” first read at the Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis. Her newest work is “Sand,” about three young American soldiers in the Middle East.