Awards

Awards and Fellowships - selected                                                                                                                   

  • MAP Fund (2014) Shooting Columbus, with the Fifth World Collective

  • Network of Ensemble Theaters Travel Grant and Exchange Grant for Shooting Columbus (2013 and 2014)

  • New Works Grant (2012), Tucson Pima Arts Council

  • MAP Fund (2011) with Jason Aragon and Pan Left Productions

  • PLACE Grant (2012), Tucson Pima Arts Council/Open Society Funding

  • National Performance Network Creation Fund (2010)

  • Arizona Commission on the Arts – Project Grants (2009, 2016)

  • C.O.L.A. Fellowship (Performance), City of Los Angeles, Cultural Affairs (2005)

  • Artist in Residence grant (A.I.R.), City of Los Angeles, Cultural Affairs (2005) and artist-in-community grants (1994, 199, 2000)

  • Featured Artist, National Performance Network Conference (2004)

  • Asian Cultural Council Fellowship (fieldwork Okinawa, 2001)

  • Kawahara Fellowship, Asian Studies Dept., UCLA, (fieldwork Okinawa) 2002

  • California Civil Liberties Public Education Project, State of California, 2002

  • Asian Pacific Performance Exchange (APPEX) fellow 2000

  • Poets & Writers “Writer on Site” residency, Beyond Baroque and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1999

  • PEN West Emerging Voices Fellow, 1999

  • Brody Arts Fund, California Community Foundation in theater/performance art, 1993

  • James Irvine Foundation Fellowship through Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, 1993

  • Mark Taper Forum Mentor Playwrights Project stipend member, 1992-94

  • American Japanese National Literary Award, 1992

  • Y. Lee Playwriting Award, 1995

  • Flintridge Commissioning Grant, co-recipient as one of the Sacred Naked Nature Girls, 1995-96

  • AT&T:OnStage Productions, for Hiro at East West Players, 1994