As a Carolina Mama living in Texas, Tristan Mercado considers herself a light blue spot in a sea of burnt orange. She is an avid writer and storyteller. She’s had personal narratives featured on Mamaload and has performed in storytelling shows like Live Strong, Testify and Listen to Your Mother. Her screenplay made it into the finals of Meryl Streep’s contest for women writers over 40, and her plays have made it to Best of Week and Best of Fest in Frontera Fest Short Fringe at Austin’s Hyde Park Theatre 3 years in a row. Her favorite subjects are her awesome husband, her incredible son, and her crazy ass Mama.
This Thursday, Tristan will share her tale of building a family in an unconventional way in her piece Getting Lucky.