i write plays.

Awards

in reverse chronological order

2017
Kesselring Prize
ATCA/Francesca Primus Prize winner (for in a word)
ATCA/Steinberg Award finalist (for in a word)

2016
Berkeley Rep Ground Floor playwright (for Untitled Cambodian Rock Band Play)
Will Glickman Playwright Award winner (for in a word)
Ashland New Play Festival – Women’s Invitational winner (for King of the Yees)

2015
The Kilroys List Top 50 (for King of the Yees and The Tiger Among Us)
Susan Smith Blackburn nominee (for in a word)
The Chance Theatre playwright-in-residence
Theatre Bay Area Award nominee – Outstanding World Premiere Play (for Hookman)

2014
Lark Playwrights’ Week playwright (for The Tiger Among Us)
Constance Saltonstall Foundation residency
Berkeley Rep Ground Floor finalist (for King of the Yees)
Leah Ryan Prize for Emerging Women Playwrights runner-up (for The Tiger Among Us)

2013
O’Neill Conference playwright (for Samsara)
Sundance Theatre Lab finalist (for in a word)
Playwrights’ Center Core Writer (2013-2016)
Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation grant (with the Goodman Theatre, for King of the Yees)
Playwrights Realm Page One resident playwright
Second Stage Theatre – Shank playwright-in-residence
UCross Foundation residency
L. Arnold Weissberger Award nominee (for Samsara)
Gerbode Foundation Playwright Commissioning Award (with Encore Theatre Company)

2012
Susan Smith Blackburn Prize nominee (for Samsara)
Bay Area Playwrights Festival winner (for Samsara)
Ma-Yi Writers Lab playwright (2012-present)
PEN USA Literary Award for Drama finalist (for A Man, his Wife, and his Hat)
Time Warner fellow at the Women’s Project Playwrights Lab
Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle nominee (for Crevice)
Kitchen Dog Theatre’s New Works Festival winner (for A Man, his Wife, and his Hat)
East West Players’ Face of the Future Playwriting Competition third place (for Samsara)
Aurora Theatre Global Age Project finalist (for in a word)

2011
PlayPenn Conference playwright (for A Man, his Wife, and his Hat)
KCACTF’s Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award winner (for in a word)
KCACTF’s Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award winner (for in a word)
IICAS Student Research Travel Grant recipient (for Mu Performing Arts commission)

2010
MAP Fund grantee (with Mu Performing Arts)
Hangar Theater Lab Company playwright-in-residence (for in a word)
KCACTF’s Paula Vogel Award in Playwriting (for Ching Chong Chinaman)
El Gouna Writers’ Residency fellow

2009
MacDowell Colony fellow
Public Theater Emerging Writers Group member
Theatre Bay Area New Works Fund commission (with AlterTheater)
Wasserstein Prize finalist
PONY Fellowship finalist
Jerome Fellowship finalist (selected)
American Antiquarian Society – Robert and Charlotte Baron fellow
Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers fellow

2008
Princess Grace Award finalist (for Ching Chong Chinaman)
Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation grantee
Dramatists Guild fellow
New York Mills Arts Retreat writer-in-residence
Edward F. Albee Foundation fellow
PlayGround June Anne Baker Prize winner/commission (for Crevice)

2007
Kumu Kahua Theatre Pacific Rim Prize winner (for Ching Chong Chinaman)

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