Tristan holds an M.A. in contemporary performance as well as an Honours degree specialising in Acting, Writing and Dramatic Literature. He left Rhodes University with the Patrick Mynhardt prize for excellence in acting and representing the NRF DST Masters Innovation grant. As a working actor he has appeared on the TV soap Binnelanders, a handful of short films as well as physical theatre productions such as Hats, Stilted, Hambre del Alma and Fall was in your eyes. Since 2010 he has facilitated workshops, for schools and universities across South Africa, the Eisteddfod and National Schools Festivals, as well as abroad in France and Poland. His varied research has been published in the South African Theatre Journal, TYA Culture & Society and Interartive; as well as presented in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Malmo, Sweden. As a writer he has contributed to writing programmes in South Africa and France. 3 of his works have been published and another 4 original works have been produced and staged.