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Grants and Awards

National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research Grant for conference in 2013, “Festive Performance: Staging Community and Utopia in the Americas,” Principal Investigator/co-organizing with Pegge Vissicaro. $100,000 (Pending notification September 2012).

National Endowment for the Arts Development Grant, 2010. $20,000. Awarded to Childsplay for the development of The Sun Serpent. Role: Director of The Sun Serpent.


Herberger Research and Creative Activity Grant, 2010. $5000. To develop new theatrical work Unreal City: Remixes of the Arizona Landscape in conjunction with the Arizona Centennial. Work-in-progress presented at Phoenix Art Museum April 1, 2011.

Institute for Humanities Research Fellow 2009-2010 on “Utopias, Dystopias, and Social Transformation,” Arizona State University. $45,000. “Festivals of the Americas: Staging Identity, Politics, and Utopian Performance” with Pegge Vissicaro and Tracy Fessenden. To develop a book on festivals and carnivals as utopic sites of social transformation. Hosted guest lecture series at ASU in Spring 2010.

Arizona Commission on the Arts Project Grant, 2008. $1,700.

      For The Ophelia Project with Arizona Women’s Theatre, April 2009.

      Approximately 190 applications are received and 5 awards granted each year.

Herberger College Research and Creative Activity Grant, 2007. $5,000.

      To tour The Ophelia Project to the Philadelphia Live Arts/Fringe Festival 2008.

Monroe Lippman Memorial Award for Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation, 2007, New York University.

Awarded by the faculty in the department of Performance Studies to one doctoral student each year.

Paulette Goddard Pre-Doctoral Summer Dissertation Grant, 2006. $2000.

Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.     

New York University Humanities Council Grant (2005 - 2006). $10,000.

For Redefining Performance in the 21st Century (Part Two) with RoseLee Goldberg[ii], founder of Performa, Andre Lepecki (Associate Professor in Performance Studies at Tisch) and Nancy Barton (Director of Steinhardt School of Art, NYU). A series of six round-tables with invited professors, graduate students, and artists.

New York University Humanities Council Grant (2004 - 2005). $10,000.

For Redefining Performance in the 21st Century (Part One) with RoseLee Goldberg, Andre Lepecki and Thomas Bender (Associate Professor, Steinhardt School of Art). A series of six round-tables with invited professors, graduate students, and artists.


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