Writing Awards

Lake Region Arts Council  Fergus Falls, MN
2016 commissioned play; Hoffman: Journey Through Time

SteppingStone Theatre for Youth Development  St. Paul, MN
2016 commissioned play; The Wind in the Willows
2012 commissioned play; The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
2007 commissioned play; History Detectives: Landmark Center
2003 commissioned play; Young Lindy
2001 commissioned play; The Finger Dance

University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX
2015 Ampersand Festival of New Work; Egg

YA! 2015 Novel Competition Semi-Finalist; Brother’s Keeper

Vegas Independent Film Festival (VIFF), Las Vegas, NV
2011 Short Film Selection; Zombie Chick

Ensemble Studio Theatre  New York, NY
2008 Sloan Foundation Science and Technology Grant; On-line/Off-Line

Expo Screenplay Competition  Los Angeles, CA
2008 Suzanne’s Prize Finalist; The Odd Redemption of Orrin Hulverson

National Endowment for the Humanities  Washington, DC
2007 commissioned play; History Detectives: Landmark Center

Professional Artists Lab  Santa Barbara, CA
2006 STAGE International Script Competition Finalist; On-Line

New Prague Arts Council  New Prague, MN
2006 commissioned play; Nova Praha

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre  Arlington Heights, IL
2004 New Play Festival Finalist; On-Line

Mountain Playhouse  Jennerstown, PA
2003 Grindstone Award for New Comedy; The Benevolent Women’s Craft Society

Utah Shakespearean Festival  Cedar City, UT
2003 Playwright-in-Residence; Independency

National Theatre for the Deaf  West Hartford, CT
2002 Outstanding Play for Young People; The Finger Dance

The Playwrights’ Center  Minneapolis, MN
Core Membership; 2007-2010 term
Core Membership; 2000-2006 term
2006 commissioned play; Grainland
Board of Directors; 2003–2006

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
MFA in Playwriting, 1993

Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
BA in Theatre Arts/English Writing, 1990