2011    Leonard Gelfand Center for Service Learning and Outreach Grant to support the Growing Theatre initiative, with Anne Mundell, $500.

2010    American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) Faculty Exchange Grant, with Wendy Arons (Carnegie Mellon University) and Natalya Baldyga (Florida State University), $2000.

    School of Drama Research Support, Carnegie Mellon University, with Wendy Arons. $1000.

2008    Center for the Arts in Society Research Grant, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, $1000.

2007    Berkman Faculty Development Grant, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. $5000.

2006    Wimmer Faculty Fellowship and Grant, Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA. $2000.

2003    Post Doctoral Fellowship, one year, Center for the Arts in Society, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA; $40,000

1998    Three-Year Doctoral Fellowship, University of Washington School of Drama,

1994    Three-Year Playwriting Fellowship, Indiana University Department of Theatre and Drama, Bloomington, IN.

2010    Ghost Light: An Introductory Handbook for Dramaturgy listed in “Significant University Press Titles for Undergraduates, 2009-2010.” Choice, v.47, no. 09, May 2010.

2009    Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Outstanding
Book Award, Honorable Mention, for Staging Stigma (Palgrave 2008)

2004    Screenwriter for When Tyrants Kiss, featured in Three Rivers Film Festival

1997    The Harold and Marilyn B. Cohen Playwriting Award, Bloomington IN, for Mommy Abula’s Miraculous Traveling Carnival of Wonders.

1996    Association for Theatre in Higher Education New Play Development Workshop (ATHE NPDW) National Competition Winner, New York, NY, for Very Short Play About Almost Nothing.

1996    Second Prize, National Midwestern Playwright's Competition, Toledo OH, for In Uffish Thought.

1992    First Prize, Salt Lake Experimental Theatre Company Playwright's Festival. Salt
Lake City, UT for The Color of Time.

1991    First Prize, Utah Shorts Playwriting Competition, TheatreWorks West. Salt
Lake City, UT for The Paper Death

1988    Second Award for Dramatic Script, Scholastic, Inc. National Creative Writing Competition, New York City, NY for The Color of Time.

1988    First Prize, Utah Young Playwright's Competition, Sundance Institute/Salt Lake
Acting Company for The Color of Time, Salt Lake City, UT.

1988    Young Playwriting Fellowship, Sundance Institute. Sundance, UT.