Awards, Residencies, Etc.

"The writing is powerful, shocking, candid."

− Variety

"The chairs should have seat belts so everyone seeing 'Almost Asleep' can buckle in."

− Boston Globe

"Curious, spirited, irreverent."

− Village Voice

"Masterfully constructed."

− The SF Bay Guardian

"Spine-tingling magic."

− LA Weekly

Awards & Honors

Primetime EMMY Nomination, American Crime
PEN Center West Award for Drama, Tree
George Foster Peabody Award, “In Their Own Words”
Garland Award, Backstage, Playwriting, Tree
EST-LA Playwright of the Year Award
In the Spirit of America Award, MacLean Foundation, New Dramatists, Tree
PEN Center West Award for Drama, The Knee Desires the Dirt
Susan Smith Blackburn, 2nd Prize, The Knee Desires the Dirt
Environmental Media Award, “Waste Not”
Prism Award, “Know Thyself”
Nominated for NAACP Image Award, Direction, Fool for Love
Bay Area Critics Circle Award, Best Play, True Beauties
Drama-Logue Awards for Direction, Writing & Overall Production
SF Chronicle “Bernie” Awards, Writing and Direction
Bay Guardian Annual Top Ten Awards, Writing and Direction
EMMY, Collaborative Musical Composition, Supersitions


Plays in Process
Best of the West
Dramatic Publishing
American Theater, Cover Article, 2/92
Article written by Anne Garcia Romero for Theater Forum – on Cornerstone and the Justice Cycle, including Touch the Water (page 54). Download

Grants & Residencies

Ucross Foundation Residency
Gerbode Foundation Grant in Playwriting
Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Dramaturg
NEA/TCG Playwrights Residency- Women’s Project, NYC
NEA Playwrighting Fellowship
AT&T New Plays Grant
Rockefeller Playwriting Commission
NEA Inter-Arts Grant, Directing
NEA Directing Fellowship
Marin Arts Council, Individual Artist Grant
California Arts Council, Individual Artist Grant
Multiple professional peer-panels and juries

Former Positions

Cornerstone Theater, Board of Directors
Artistic Producing Director, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans
Producer, Literary Manager, Bay Area Playwrights Festival
Adjunct Associate Professor, UCLA, USC