Awards & Recognitions

California Council of the Humanities California Story Fund Grant—Awarded 2005  for “The Mexican OC”“One of the most significant plays in the history of Orange County theater—if not the cultural history of the county“- OC Weekly  April  2006
The Hoff Foundation- 2008 Grant Recipient
2010 American Theater Association for Higher Education Conference – Part of the “Rage, Speak, Act against the Machine: A Survival Quilt – Weaving through Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Class, Sexuality” panel.
NFA/JPMorgan Chase Master Artist Grant Recipient–   Digging up the Dirt, a world premiere Co-Production with Cherríe Moraga (See-what Productions) was made possible in part by the NALAC Fund for the Arts and JPMorgan Chase Foundation with support from the Ford Foundation and Southwest Airlines.
Southern California Edison Law Department Recognized  & Awarded BOFLTE in 2010 for the good work done within our community.
NALAC Fund  for the Arts Digging up the Dirt Co-Production. Cherríe Moraga is recipient of the NFA/JPMorgan Chase Master Artist Grant, which is funded by the NALAC Fund for the Arts and JPMorgan Chase Foundation with support from the Ford Foundation and Southwest Airlines.
[The Best of OC] Las Directoras Sara Guerrero (Artistic Director) and Elsa Martinez Phillips (Co-Artistic Director) – OC Weekly October 2009
37th OC Human    Relations Award BOFLTE Recognized & honored and as an Outstanding Community Leader May 2008 With Certificates from County of Orange, California Assembly & California Senate
[The Best of OC] “Best New Theater Troupe”  “… this very new theater troupe crammed into a tiny space on Fifth Street in downtown Santa Ana is the only company in this county dealing with issues that directly affect its community.” -O.C. Weekly October 2007
The Mexican OC
June 2008, Presented (excerpt) at the Lincoln Center Institute Hosted by South Coast Repertory
– April 2007, Presented at Chapman University  as part of the Mendez v. Westminster 60th Anniversary Celebration
-April – June 2006 Premiered Production and Broadcast of Radio Play (Pacifica Radio)
– Dec 2005, California Council of Humanities California Story Fund Grant Recipient