Honors

Individual Artist Fellowship from the Arts Council of Tennessee, 2014

Piccolo Spoleto, 2013 - performed one woman show "Pardon Me For Living"

Finalist for the Firehouse Play Festival Competition, "House Rules, " 2008

Arts & Letters Award in Drama for "The Secret of Our Success' (one act play), 2004

Semi-Finalist for "Voices of Fire" - Dorothy Silver Playwrighting Competition, 2004

Finalist,RIP, Louisville Humana Festival, 2003

Artist in Residence, International Fellowship to Fundanacion Valparaiso, Spain, 2003

Winner, “Best Short Film” Westchester Film Festival, 2003. Also won Audience Choice Award, Valleyfest, Tennessee

Semi-Finalist, Mill Mountain Playhouse "AM/​FM IN THE FIRST DEGREE" 2003

Ensemble Studio Theatre/​Sloan Foundation New Play Commission, "The Feeble-Mindedness of Woman" 2002

Lark Theatre Fellowship, NYC, 2002-2003

Dramatist Guild Fellowship, 2002

Honored by The Newman Theatre, Westchester for contribution to local arts, 2002

Djerrassi Artists Fellowship and Residency, 2001

Prize Winner, Sprenger-Lang Foundation New Play Contest "The Frozen Grail" 2001

Millay Artist Residency, James Lapine Fellowship, 2000

New River Dramatists, North Carolina Summer Sessions, 1999-2002, again in 2008

Atlantic Center for the Arts Fellowship with Arthur Kopit, 1999

Westchester Arts Council/​Municipal Challenge Grant to create an interactive play "The Mystery of Sleepy Hollow" with choreographer Diane Coburn Bruning

Charlotte Repertory Theatre Best New Plays Award, 1996

Mount Sequoyah Playwriting Fellowship, 1996

Maxwell Anderson Playreading Series Winner, 1993

Tennessee Williams Playwriting Scholarship, Sewanee Writers' Conference, 1991/​1994


Penguin Benefit lunch honoring the contributions of Board Vice President Kim Hendrickson and Staci Swedeen, 2008.

Fellowship to the Hudson Valley Writing Project Summer Institute in 2008 and 2005. Participants are selected for their expertise in both writing and teaching.