Trish Ostroski is a theatrical reviewer, author, playwright, stand up
comic, emcee and an activist for the arts. She has received more than
twenty awards for writing, speaking, production and service including
the Aurora and the Communicator.
A 1997 graduate of the Valley Leardership Institute (VLI), Trish teamed
with others assisting the Valley Family Center, American Cancer Society,
MEND and other community programs. She initiated the first office
intern program for mentally and physically challenged individuals in the
San Fernando Valley, in conjunction with Precision Dynamics Corp. and
Tierra Del Sol.
One additional goal -- make an impact in the arts. Trish joined the
Women in Theatre (WIT) board of directors and soon became the group’s
president. In 2004, during her presidency, she created the Red Carpet
Awards as a link to the entire arts community in Los Angeles. The
Red Carpet also focused WIT on its mission, created tradition and outreach
while recognizing a diverse range of arts. Trish continued to write, produce
and expand the Red Carpet Awards which became a unique, inspiring, and
welcome addition to the LA arts scene.
She is an alum of the University of Akron, Gonzaga University and the
Hypnosis Motivation Institute. Currently, she is the President of Motivated
Toastmasters in Sherman Oaks, an area governor for Toastmasters, a parish
council representative for St. Monica’s Church, a director/trustee
for the Hypnotherapists Union, serves on the screening panel for the Los
Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival and is a member of Family Theatre