Tricia Cooper

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Tricia Cooper

Tricia Cooper is an actor, playwright and comedian based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is a member of the Playwrights' Unit at Prairie Theatre Exchange, and was nominated for the Winnipeg Arts Council's On The Rise Award in 2014.

Tricia was a member of the sketch comedy group The Royal Lichtenstein Theatre Company, writing for stage, radio and television. Her Fringe plays received numerous Best of the Fringe and Critics' Choice awards in Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver. She has been commissioned by theatres such as Theatre Projects and Prairie Theatre Exchange, and created a television pilot Amazing Luck based on the Miriam Toews novel ''Summer of My Amazing Luck'', which is currently in development with Merit Motion Pictures for a television series. She has hosted for Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and recently appeared in Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre's production of Miracle on South Division Street. She was a writer and performer for the web series Wind City.

Her acclaimed comedy ''Social Studies'' premiered at Prairie Theatre Exchange in 2013 and received further productions at Montreal's Centaur Theatre in 2014 and Vancouver's Firehall Arts Centre in 2017, and was published by Scirroco Drama in the same year. She contributes regularly to the CBC radio show, Definitely Not the Opera.