Awards & Recognition

2020

Arts Council NI Individual Artist Emergency Award

2020

University of the Atypical, Individual Disabled Artist Award

2020

Irish Writers’ Centre Bursary

2019

Arts Council NI General Arts Award; short story collection

2018

University of Atypical iDA (Individual Artist Award)

2018

Fishamble : The New Play Company in partnership with Lyric Theatre—A Play for Ireland (Phase 1)

2017

Major Individual Artist Award (Arts Council N. Ireland)

2017

Long-listed for Arcola Theatre/Oresis Trust Commission

2017

Contra Guys Award for New Performance Text for Reassembled, Slightly Askew (SummerWorks Performance Festival; Toronto, Canada)

2017

Artist in Residence, The MAC (Belfast); Apr/May & Nov/Dec

2017

Arts & Disability Forum IDA Grant (N. Ireland)

2017

Culture Ireland grant for Reassembled, Slightly Askew (SummerWorks Performance Festival; Toronto, Canada)

2016

Belfast Telegraph Woman of the Year in Arts (N. Ireland)

2016

Dublin Fringe Festival Nominee: Best Design, Judges’ Choice, First Fortnight (Reassembled, Slightly Askew)

2015

h100 Club Theatre & Performance Award (The Hospital Club, London)

2015

Arts Council NI Artist Career Enhancement Scheme Award (N. Ireland)

2014

Artist’s International Development Fund (Arts Council NI/British Council)

2014

Arts Council NI Self-Arranged Residency: Research and Development with Assault Events in effective collaborative practices in text, movement and music

2014

HATCH Supported Artists program (The Metropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast)

2013

Arts and Disability Award Ireland (Ireland)

2013

Pavilion Theatre/Fishamble: The New Writing Company Playwright Mentoring Program (Ireland)

2013

The Wellcome Trust Small Arts Award

2013

The Royal Court’s 1st National Playwriting Group (London)

2012

Arts Council of Northern Ireland Minority Ethnic Artist Award (N. Ireland)

2011

Arts and Disability Award Ireland (Ireland)

2010

Arts Council of Northern Ireland General Arts Award (N. Ireland)

2007

Tyrone Guthrie Centre Residency Award for Minority Ethnic Artists (Ireland)

2007

Creative Writers’ Network Mentoring program (N. Ireland)

2004

Shortlisted for Actors’ Theatre in Louisville ’10-minute play’ contest and Heindmann Award (USA)

1999

James Baldwin Playwriting Award (USA)

1998

Playwriting Finalist; National Theatre Institute (USA)

1995

English Speaking Union Boston Shakespeare Competition Winner (USA)

1993

Boston Globe All Star Acting Award (USA)