“She has chutzpah up the wazoo.”

San Francisco Weekly

Grants, Commissions and Awards

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship for the Arts, 2007-8
Independence Foundation Fellowship for the Arts, 2007-8.
Philadelphia Theatre Initiative, Out of Sight, 2006-7.
National Performance Network Creation Fund commission: Out of Sight, 2005-6.
Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour: PennPAT, 2005-2007.
San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grant, Keeping Up with the Joans, 2003.
Irvine Foundation/New Works Fund, Keeping Up with the Joans, 2003.
Ford Foundation/Americans for the Arts “Animating Democracy Initiative,” 2001-2002.
California Arts Council Playwriting Fellowship, 2000-2001.
San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grant, Shtik!, 1998/99.
Theatre Communications Group/Met Life Grant, Shtik!, 1999.
Zellerbach Family Fund, Shtik! 1999, June Bride 1995, Beyond Brooklyn 1991.
California Arts Council Touring and Presenting Program 1993-2001.
California Arts Council Artist-in-Residence, Milestones Halfway House 1995-96.
Headlands Center for the Arts Artist-in-Residence 1994-95.
California Arts Council Artist-in-Residence, CMF Vacaville 1993-95.
California Arts Council Artist-in-Residence, San Quentin Prison 1989-92.
Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Nomination: best play of 1992 The Lady Upstairs.
Cable Car Awards Nomination: Outstanding Entertainer of the Year 1992.
Intersection for the Arts Artist-in-Residence, The Lady Upstairs 1991-92.
Intersection 2000/Festival 2000 commission w/Lewis Jordan: Out at Home 1990.
Winner, First place, Talent Show, University of Jerusalem, 1980.