2009 Second Round Finalist
Austin Film Festival for screenplay Northern Cross
2010 Finalist
SheWrites Playwriting Festival for Sweet Mercy
2010 Finalist
Buffalo Niagra Film Festival for Breaking The Fourth
2009 Official Selection and Honorable Mention/Gold Palm Award
Mexico International Film Festival for screenplay Northern Cross
2009 Official Selection
Action On Film Festival for screenplay Northern Cross
2006 Finalist
Magic Theater’s Sloan New Play Initiative for Absolute Magnitude proposal
2005 Finalist
Jane Chambers Playwriting Award for Sweet Mercy
2003 Winner
Jane Chambers Playwriting Award for Day of Reckoning
2003 Winner
MultiStages New Works Competition for Day of Reckoning
2006 Ford Foundation Travel Grant to work as a guest artist in Rwanda
2005 and 2007 New York Foundation of the Arts SOS Grant
2006 Epic Rep to create new work for the stage
2006 Committee to Protect Journalists in conjunction with Labor Voices to create a new play about persecuted journalists, Truth Be Told
2008 Leighton Studio Writer’s Residency, Banff Centre, Canada, to develop Northern Cross
2007 Atelier de la Rose Writer’s Residency, Montcabrier, France, to develop Absolute Magnitude
2005 Leighton Studio Writer’s Residency, Banff Centre, Canada, to develop Sweet Mercy
Special Projects
Guest playwright with Cal Arts Theater at Reconciliation Workshop in Rwanda, July-August 2006
The Devil You Know
Finalist, 2012 International Sci Fi and Horror Film Festival
Finalist, 2012 British Horror Film Festival
Finalist, 2012 Creative World Award
Show Way
Scheduled for January 2013 production
Commissioned by Vital Theater to write the musical Show Way based on the award-winning children's book by Jacqueline Woodson
For more information, visit vitaltheatre.org
Truth Be Told
Ensemble Studio Theatre, Going to the River Festival 2009
Sweet Mercy
Reading Workshop
New York Stage and Film 2005 Summer Reading Series Workshop, Powerhouse Theater (Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY)
Michael Sexton, director
Staged Reading
August 2006: Antaeus Theatre, Los Angeles, Claudia Weill, director February 2006: Primary Stages/Epic Rep (Equity Staged Reading) Claudia Weill, director
Day of Reckoning
Off-Broadway/Off-Off Broadway/Regional
March 2006: New Theatre, Miami Ricky J. Martinez, director
February 2005: Five Points, NYC production
April 2004: Kraine Theater, NYC/MultiStages showcase
Staged Reading
July 2005: New Theatre, Miami
January 2002: Atlantic Theatre Studio, NYC
Reading Zimbabwe
Off-Broadway/Off-Off Broadway
October 2003: Epic Rep/DR2, NYC
July 2003:American Theater of Harlem, Center Stage, NYC
April 2003: The Drilling Co., 78th Street Theatre Lab, NYC
Staged Reading
June 2003: Festival of New Works, Louisville, KY
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