About Trish Ayers

Trish Ayers has written plays of all lengths, which explore topics including breast cancer, rape, chemical weapon storage, and mountain top removal. Her plays have had staged readings or full productions as a part of the Kentucky Women Playwrights Festival, Iowa State University, Western Illinois University, in Biwa and Iida Japan, Berea College Theatre, Hedgerow Theatre, Bard’s Town Theatre, Live Girls!, and as a finalist in the New York City Estrogenius Festival. She has studied under playwright and television and film (Sister Act II) screenwriter Judi Ann Mason and under Arthur Giron, retired head of the Graduate Playwriting Program at Carnegie Mellon University.  Ayers's play, "Painting the Egress," is included in the anthology, Scenes From the Common Wealth: Short Plays and Monologues By Kentucky Women.  Her plays have been recognized in a number of competitions including the Josefina Niggli Playwriting Award and The Thornton Wilder Playwriting Award for a collaborative piece. Ayers is the founder/director of the Kentucky Women Playwrights Seminar, which has had collaborative readings throughout the state of Kentucky and was invited to be a part of the Dramatist Guild Friday Night Footlights in New York City.  As her time permits, she also serves as host for the online monthly radio show “In the Crib,”  which highlights new playwrights and/or plays with OnAir Players.