Awards & Recognition

  • 2018University of Atypical iDA (Individual Artist Award)
  • 2018Fishamble : The New Play Company in partnership with Lyric Theatre—A Play for Ireland (Phase 1)
  • 2017Major Individual Artist Award (Arts Council N. Ireland)
  • 2017Long-listed for Arcola Theatre/Oresis Trust Commission
  • 2017Contra Guys Award for New Performance Text for Reassembled, Slightly Askew (SummerWorks Performance Festival; Toronto, Canada)
  • 2017Artist in Residence, The MAC (Belfast); Apr/May & Nov/Dec
  • 2017Arts & Disability Forum IDA Grant (N. Ireland)
  • 2017Culture Ireland grant for Reassembled, Slightly Askew (SummerWorks Performance Festival; Toronto, Canada)
  • 2016Belfast Telegraph Woman of the Year in Arts (N. Ireland)
  • 2016Dublin Fringe Festival Nominee: Best Design, Judges’ Choice, First Fortnight (Reassembled, Slightly Askew)
  • 2015h100 Club Theatre & Performance Award (The Hospital Club, London)
  • 2015Arts Council NI Artist Career Enhancement Scheme Award (N. Ireland)
  • 2014Artist’s International Development Fund (Arts Council NI/British Council)
  • 2014Arts Council NI Self-Arranged Residency: Research and Development with Assault Events in effective collaborative practices in text, movement and music
  • 2014HATCH Supported Artists program (The Metropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast)
  • 2013Arts and Disability Award Ireland (Ireland)
  • 2013Pavilion Theatre/Fishamble: The New Writing Company Playwright Mentoring Program (Ireland)
  • 2013The Wellcome Trust Small Arts Award
  • 2013The Royal Court’s 1st National Playwriting Group (London)
  • 2012Arts Council of Northern Ireland Minority Ethnic Artist Award (N. Ireland)
  • 2011Arts and Disability Award Ireland (Ireland)
  • 2010Arts Council of Northern Ireland General Arts Award (N. Ireland)
  • 2007Tyrone Guthrie Centre Residency Award for Minority Ethnic Artists (Ireland)
  • 2007Creative Writers’ Network Mentoring program (N. Ireland)
  • 2004Shortlisted for Actors’ Theatre in Louisville ’10-minute play’ contest and Heindmann Award (USA)
  • 1999James Baldwin Playwriting Award (USA)
  • 1998Playwriting Finalist; National Theatre Institute (USA)
  • 1995English Speaking Union Boston Shakespeare Competition Winner (USA)
  • 1993Boston Globe All Star Acting Award (USA)