WRITING AWARDS & HONORS

2018

LMCC grant award in support of TILL SOON, ANNE

2017

LMCC grant award in support of TRUTH AGAINST THE WORLD: THE LIFE AND LOVES OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT

2016

Elected to the Council of the Dramatists Guild of America
 

Winner, Meryl Streep/IRIS/NYWIFT Writers Lab fellowship, Chester, CT
 

Writers residencies at the O’Neill Theatre Center

(with TILL SOON, ANNE and TRUTH AGAINST THE WORLD: THE TRIALS OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT)
 

Semi-finalist for the O’Neill Theatre Center Musical Theatre Conference (with BARCELONA)

2015

Official Selection, Village Theatre Festival of New Musicals (with BARCELONA)
 

MCAF grant award in support of “Changing the Stats: Asian Americans on Broadway”
 

Ford Foundation Grant on behalf of AAPAC (Asian American Performers Action Coalition)

2014

CAP21 Writers Residency for CHANDRA & PHOOLAN

 

Literary works included in “Eating Culture”, a multi-disciplinary art exhibit at SOMarts Gallery in San Francisco, CA.

(Part of “The United States of Asian America” festival, sponsored by Asian American Women Artists)
 

Puffin Foundation grant award in support of “Arriving in Asian America”,

a song cycle collectively written by the Asian American Composers and Lyricists Project

 

MCAF grant award in support of “Arriving in Asian America”,

a song cycle collectively written by the Asian American Composers and Lyricists Project

2013

MCAF grant award in support of the Asian American Composers and Lyricists Project

 

CAP21 Writers Residency for BARCELONA

2012

Accepted into BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop
 

Puffin Foundation Grant Award in support of EYE D

 

Manhattan Community Arts Fund grant award in support of EYE D
 

Open Meadows Foundation grant award in support of EYE D
 

Asian Women Giving Circle grant award in support of EYE D
 

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company’s Writers Retreat Residency

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2011

California Civil Liberties Public Education Program grant award in support of research for PEACE PLAZA

 

Manhattan Community Arts Fund grant award in support of INTERNAL BLEEDING
 

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance grant award in support of DO THESE GENES MAKE ME LOOK FAT?

2010
2009

“The Christine Toy Johnson Portfolio” (written works) inducted into the

Library of Congress Asian Pacific American Performing Arts Collection
 

Manhattan Community Arts Fund grant award in support of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
 

Puffin Foundation grant award in support of INTERNAL BLEEDING
 

“Gold Kahuna Award for Excellence in Filmmaking”

from the Honolulu International Film Festival

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“Emerging Eye Directorial Discovery Award”

from The Roving Eye Documentary Film Festival for

TRANSCENDING – THE WAT MISAKA STORY

Transcending: The Wat Misaka Story
2008

Boomerang Fund for Artists Grant Award

2007

2010, 2008, 2007 - California Civil Liberties Public Education Program grant awards in support of Documentary film, TRANSCENDING - THE WAT MISAKA STORY

2006

Inaugural playwright, Roundabout Theatre Company’s “Different Voices” new play development series

 

Listed in “Who’s Who of American Women”

2005

Waves International Film Festival – Screenwriting Award, “Audience Favorite Film”

2001

Semi-Finalist, Ford Foundation Leadership for a Changing World Award

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