Tiffany Trent


Tiffany Trent is a theater maker, scholar, and minister who practices in contexts of justice and faith, particularly with youth. Her dissertation, “Radical Welcome in Youth Performance Spaces on Chicago’s South Side” intertwined performance studies, child drama, child theology, liberation theology, and critical race theory. Her wider projects analyze embodiments of race, class, gender, childhood, and faith. Currently, Trent serves as the Interim Director of Performance Programs for Theater and Performance Studies at the University of Chicago, and she is part of the NOURISH cohort with Goodman Theatre and the Center for Performance and Civic Practice to incubate a community arts chaplaincy. Trent has served two Chicago area United Church of Christ congregations as well as wider ecumenical and interfaith initiatives through facilitating drama as part of liturgy, community engagement, and exegetical enterprise. Aesthetically, Trent’s work includes cultural legacies, found objects, and ritual onstage.