performance | writing | direction

Awards – Grants

Arthur J. Harris Memorial Prize for development of La Paloma Prisoner and programming with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women.

Selected as a 2015-16 Core Apprentice Writer with the Playwrights Center with CAFÉ.

Awarded a Professional Development Residency with the Eugene O’Neill Center National Playwrights Conference.

MAP Fund  – Associate artist for Aliens Taco Truck Theatre Project.

Finalist for the Artist as Activist Fellowship, Bob Rauschenberg Foundation for the La Paloma Prisoner project.

Recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Latinidad Playwriting Award for CAFÉ.

The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation LGBTQ Playwriting Prize – 2nd place – La Paloma Prisoner.

Network of Ensemble Theatres Travel Grant for Taco Truck Theatre Project.

Recipient of the Kate Neal Kinley Fellowship in Playwriting for the Columbia University Masters Program for the play The Hopefulness or La Esperanza.

Columbia University’s Deans Travel Grant to participate at Tre Roma University Conference in Rome, Italy.

Recipient of the Deans Fellowship, M.F.A. Playwriting Columbia University. Assistant to Charles Mee.

The Indie Theatre Fund Prize for Leaders of Color, Artistic Directorship of La Lucha Arts.

Scratch Lab Development Residency with Hi- Arts for La Negra.

Critical Breaks Development Residency with Hi- Arts for La Paloma Prisoner.

NALIP Travel Grant to attend the National Conference of Latin Independent Producers, where Death of the Doll short was screened.

Ford Foundation, Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs, The Cultural Affairs Council, Alternate, Roots. Joint grant for commission and staged reading of play Glossy Page Pimps (co-writer/performer) with Teo Castellanos.

The Fund for Creative Communities/New York State Council on the Arts

Decentralization Program, The Manhattan Community Arts Fund, Public Service Award from the Department of Cultural Affairs for The Hopefulness.

Miami Artist Access Individual Travel Grant for She Wolves (writer/performer)

Miami Dade Department of Cultural Affairs Grant for Death of the Doll: A Stripper’s Journey Through the Afterlife.

Tropiculture Miami, and Florida Arts Grant for original run of She Wolves.

Miami Dade Cultural Affairs Community Grant for Artist Residency Development of She Wolves at Art South Homestead Center.

Miami Dade Department of Cultural Affairs for multi-media dance theatre devised piece Anomie.

Nominated for the 1st annual United States Artist Award in the Innovative Theatre Artist Category writer/performer.

Semi Finalist for The Princess Grace New Dramatist Playwriting Fellowship.

Semi Finalist for The Rhimes Unsung Voices Playwriting Commission.

Finalist for The National Black and Latino Theatre Conference with La Paloma Prisoner.

Finalist for The National Black and Latino Theatre Conference with The Hopefulness  or La Esperanza.

Finalist for the Ten-Minute Actors Theatre of Louisville Human Festival with Dar a Luz.

Finalist for Terra Nova’s Groundbreakers with La Paloma Prisoner play

Semi Finalist Map Fund Grant with solo Porning the Planet writer/performer

Semi Finalist for The Women’s Project Writers Lab with CAFÉ

Semi Finalist New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Writing Fellowship

Semi Finalist with CAFÉ for the Eugene O’ Neill National Playwrights Conference