performance | writing | direction

Awards – Grants

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

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 The Aliens Taco Truck Theatre Project.

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

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

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

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

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

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 or La Esperanza.

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.

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

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

Semi Finalist for The Princess Grace New Dramatist Playwriting Fellowship

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

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 Terra Nova’s Groundbreakers with La Paloma Prisoner play

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

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