Awards and Recognition

2017 Arts Council NI Major Individual Artist Award (Starf*cker)

2017 Arcola/Orseis Trust Co-Commission (long-listed)

2017 The Contra Guys’ Award for New Performance Text (SummerWorks Performance Festival, Toronto)

2017 Artist in Residence (Apr/May/Nov/Dec), The MAC Belfast

2016 iDA, Arts & Disability Forum grant (research & development for Starf*cker)

2016 Belfast Telegraph Woman of the Year (Arts)

2016 Dublin Fringe Festival nominee, Reassembled, Slightly Askew: Judges’ Choice, First Fortnight, Best Design

2015  Arts Council of Northern Ireland; Artist Career Enhancement Scheme Award (N. Ireland)

2015 The Hospital Club h100 Theatre & Performance Award (London)

2014 Arts Council of Northern Ireland & British Council; Artists International Development Fund Award (N.Ireland)

2014 Arts Council of Northern Ireland Support for Individual Artists Award (N. Ireland)

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, Reassembled, Slightly Aksew (previously Recovery)

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  Finalist, Last Stop; National Theatre Institute (USA)

1995 English Speaking Union Boston Shakespeare Competition Winner; Richard III (USA)

1993 Boston Globe All Star Acting Award; Beatrice, Much Ado About Nothing (USA)

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