Awards and Honors
  • Judith Royer Award for Excellence in Playwriting, Second Place (2019)
  • Tyrone Guthrie Center, Ireland, VCCA Writer-in-Residence Runner-Up (2019)
  • Hambidge Center for the Arts, Writer-in-Residence (2019, 2017, 2015)

  • Weymouth Center for the Arts, Writer Residency (2009-2018, 1988-1992)

  • Festival 51 New Plays Winner (2016)

  • Wildacres Retreat, Writer-in-Residence (2016)

  • Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Writing Fellowship (2013)

  • North Carolina Arts Council Touring Artist (2012-2013; 2008-2010)

  • Featured Writer, Palustris Festival (2011)

  • Tar Heel of the Week, News & Observer (2009)

  • Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writer, Appalachian State University (2007)

Continued…
  • North Carolina Arts Council Teaching Artist (2005-2007)

  • Tennessee Williams Scholar, University of the South Sewannee Writers’ Conference (2004)

  • United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County Regional Artist Grant (2004)

  • Silver Medalist, Pinter Review Prize for Drama (2003)

  • Piedmont Regional Artist Grant (2002)

  • North Carolina Arts Council Literature Fellowship (2001-2002)

  • Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre National New Plays Winner (2002)

  • Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation: America Creates for Millennium Finalist (2000)

  • National Endowment for the Arts Theatre Administration Fellows (1991)

  • Nexus (now Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center) Grant (1990)

  • North Carolina Arts Council Interdisciplinary Grant (1989)

  • North Carolina Humanities Council Grant (1989)

  • Canadian Embassy Grant (1985)

  • Mills College Choreographer’s Fellowship (1975)

  • James E. Gordon Bennett Memorial Scholarship (1973-1976)