Memberships:

Florida Writers Association

         www.floridawriters.net

Dramatists Guild of America

         www.dramatistsguild.com

Playwrights Center - Minneapolis
   
        www.pwcenter.org  

Archaeological Institute of America

       www.archaeological.org

       aia-centralflorida.org



Awards, Grants, and Productions

​McLaren Comedy Play - Finalist 2015/16

Florida Writers Association – Finalist Royal Palm Literary Award 2009, 2010   

 Archaeological Institute of America – National Incentive Grant – 2007-2008

 Friends of Annie Grant – First recipient- for Production at the Orlando International Fringe Festival, 2006/2007

 National Endowment for the Humanities/ Florida Humanities Council National Teacher’s  – Production  of Matanzas:  July 2004-2012.  Production of "Matanzas"

  Florida Endowment for the Humanities – Mini-Grant sponsored by Central Florida Society of the Archaeological Institute of America –2004 /2005 and 2005/2006

  Florida Div. Of Cultural Affairs –Artist Enhancement Grant 2004/2005, and 2006, 2007-2008.

  Florida Div. Of Cultural Affairs – Individual Artist Fellowship – Honorable Mention 2005 Individual Artist Fellowship 1993.

  Florida Foreign Language Association 43rd Annual Conference.  Production of Matanzas: A Survivor's Story 
October 18, 2012. 

 United Arts of Central Florida – Orlando, FL –  Professional Development Grant 2008, Professional Development Grant 2004.

 Stageworks - Tampa - Dramaturgy and Production Award Brave New Voices   '91,'92, ’94, ’95, 2003 - Leona’s Wake, Cockroach Bay, Dolphins, Silence and the Whippoorwill, The Recital, Saturnalia

 Midwest Radio Theatre Workshop Grand Prize – 1998 Production -National Public Radio, Midwest - Cabana Club Mystery 

 Lamia Ink – Short Play Finalist 1997  -  How I Met Bud

 McLaren Comedy Writing Contest (Texas) Reading - ’95 Cockroach Bay

 Theatre Americana (California)– Production Award  Cockroach Bay '93

 Gannett Publishing Top Well Done Award - '88  -Palladium Item Newspaper -  Environmental Reporting Award for The Interest and Protection of the Readership. 
Scholarships and 
Professional Workshops

  • Florida Writer’s Association Conference and workshop -2008 

  • Digital Media – Final Cut Pro Class – University of Pennsylvania - 2008

  • Harriet Lake Festival of Plays - Literary Adaptation Workshop 2008

  • Harriet Lake Festival of Plays – Playwrighting with  writer, John Peillmeier 2008 Workshop 

  • Women Playwrights Imitative Workshop – June 2007

  • Rollins College Master of Liberal Studies Scholarship 1997-2002
          DeNicola Fund Scholarship 1997-                   1999

  • Dorot Travel/Study Grant – June 2000 University of Maryland,  Travel and Research to Caesarea, Israel - archaeological studies and Middle East research 





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MATANZAS:  A Survivor's Story