2011 – Culture Ireland travel award for collaboration with Dinganga Theatre Creations, Soweto, South Africa. My play ‘Matters of the Heart’ premiered at the Soweto Theatre, March 14 - 2014
1999 – Northern Arts Travel Award for work with Street Child Africa,
1998 – Northern Arts Travel Award for work on my play Embracing Strangers in Angermünde, Germany
1996 – Northern Arts International Writer’s Bursary. I spent 3
months in Zimbabwe working with poet and performer Albert
Nyathi and Imbongi Theatre, running drama workshops at
Northcot, an institution for young offenders, and directing TheTrials of Brother Jero by Wole Soyinka for Rooftop Productions,
Theatre in the Park, Harare.
1994 – Arts Alive Festival, Johannesburg, South Africa. Invited to lead
workshops and contribute to forums on story-telling and writing
for the theatre.
1993 – Northern Arts Literature Award.
1992 & 4 – Northern Arts Travel Award for research about Ella Schliesser in Berlin, Prague, Krakow and Auschwitz.
1989-80 – Northern Arts’ first International Writers’ Exchange Bursary,
with additional support from the British Council. I spent 4
months in Zimbabwe working with writers, publishers, theatre
companies and educators. My exchange partner was the great
1987 – Northern Arts Travel Award for research about the life of Ella Schliesser in Berlin.