In 2015 Manon's French-to-English translation of humanitarian Maguy Vautier's The Blue Woman was a finalist for English PEN’s European Literature Translation Prize, and in 2017 she was awarded a national Citizen Artist Fellowship to teach Poetry and Theater at the Sonia Sotomayor School of History and Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. Her work as a teaching artist continues, most recently as a Lecturer at the Alliance of Families for Justice and the Bethel Woods Arts Center where she was tasked with creating a curriculum based on the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival. Masterclass Instructor of Site-Specific Performance at SUNY Fredonia.
"My pedagogical approach centers the evolving tradition of Environmental Theater, activating and reclaiming available space to deepen connections: to the past, present, future, each other, and the fragile yet resilient world we steward. The foundation of my teaching is awe and appreciation for the uniqueness and inherent value of every individual student’s creative impulses and learning process. I mentor my students to think big, acknowledge complexities and oppositions, and work collaboratively for greater success."