Honors

HONORS AND AWARDS:
IAFA Distinguished Scholarship Award, 2011
2006 Carl Brandon Parallax Award for Mindscape, 2010
Launch Pad—Fellow at NASA funded Writer’s Workshop, August 2008
Guest of Honor, Diversicon Science Fiction Convention, Minneapolis, MN, August 2007
James Tiptree Award Finalist for Mindscape, 2007
Philip K. Dick Award Finalist for Mindscape, 2007
Older Writers Grant, Speculative Literature Foundation for Exploding in Slow Motion excerpt, 2005
Dana Writer Awards, Finalist in Fiction for Exploding in Slow Motion excerpt, 2004, 2008
Dana Writer Awards, Finalist in Poetry for Archangels of Funk poems, 2004
Saul O. Sidore Memorial Foundation Grant, 2004
Blue Mountain Center, Writing Residency, 2004, 2007
Heideman Award for short plays (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Finalist for Soldier in the Closet, 2003
Fellowship Grant (Playwriting, Archangels of Funk) Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), 2003
Puffin Foundation Grant for Archangels of Funk and Stage Fright 2003
New England Foundation for The Arts Meet The Composer Grant (With Pan Morigan Welland) 2003
Rhode Island Arts Foundation Grant with Tony Vacca, 2002
Finalist Grant (Playwriting, Hummingbird Flying Backwards) Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), 2001
Art Angels Grant, Pregnant and Parenting Teen Project, 2001
Fund For Women Artists Community Arts Grant, 2000, 2001
New Century Writer Awards, Finalist in Fiction for Mindscape excerpt, 1999
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Grant for New Work with the Fund For Women Artists, 1999
Harnish Fellowship, Smith College, 1998-99, 2001-2002, 2005-2006, 2008-2009
Collaborative (Theatre/Music) Grant with Massamba Diop, Inroads, Arts International, Ford Foundation, 1996
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Theatre Grant with Chrysalis Theatre 1995-96, 1996-97
Springfield, Holyoke, Greenfield Arts Council Grants, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002
Community Foundation of Western MA Grant with Chrysalis, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999
MCC Collaborative Assistance Grant — Chrysalis and Northern Educational Service Of Springfield, 1994, 1995
MCC Collaborative Assistance Grant — Chrysalis and StageWest 1993
MCC Organizational Support Grant with Chrysalis Theatre, 1992-2010
Smith Design Award, 1991-1992
National Endowment for the Arts Grant To Playwrights, (Signs of Life) 1988
Finalist Grant (Poetry) Massachusetts Artists Foundation, 1988
New England Foundation for The Arts Meet The Composer Grants (With Tony Vacca) 1984-89, 1995, 1996
Semi-finalist (Poetry) Massachusetts Artists Foundation, 1987
Northampton Arts Council Grants (Playwriting, Directing) 1983-87, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001-04, 2009, 2011
Fusion/Fission Grant, National Endowment for the Arts and Rockefeller Foundation, 1986
Merit Aid Grants, Massachusetts Council on the Arts & Humanities with Chrysalis Theatre, 1982-1991
Master Artist-in-Residence, MA Artists Foundation, 1983
Aid to Faculty Scholarship Grant, Smith College, 1980, 1991-2008
Winner, the Women’s Theatre of Seattle Women’s Playwright Festival, 1980
Artist-in-Residence Grant, MA Artists Foundation, 1979-80
Finalist (Playwriting) MA Artists Foundation 1978, 1986
Shubert Fellowship, 1975-76, 1976-77
Denis Johnston Award for Playwriting, Smith College, 1974