We’re excited to announce the winner of the 2019 playwriting prize from Leah Ryan’s Fund for Emerging Women Writers: Eliana Pipes for her play DREAM HOUSE. Stay tuned for information on the upcoming reading of the winning play.

About Eliana Pipes
Eliana Pipes is a playwright and actor. She’s the 2019 recipient of the Leah Ryan Fund Prize for Emerging Women Writers She received a BA in English from Columbia University, and is currently pursuing an MFA in Playwriting from Boston University.

Recent playwriting work includes: DREAM HOU$E (Ars Nova ANT Fest, San Diego Rep New Latinx Plays Festival, O’Neill Theater Conference Finalist); UNTITLED (National New Play Network MFA Workshop); STAND AND WAIT (Gaffney National Playwriting Prize Winner, Bay Area Playwright’s Festival Finalist); STILETTO ENVY (Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival, The Fire this Time Festival). She is currently a member of Echo Theater’s NYPR Program. More at www.elianapipes.com.

About DREAM HOUSE
DREAM HOU$E follows two Latinx sisters on an HGTV-style show who are selling their family home, hoping to capitalize on the gentrification in their “changing neighborhood.” As they perform for the camera the show starts to slip into the surreal: one sister grapples with turmoil in the family’s ancestral past and the other learns how much she’s willing to sacrifice for the family’s future. A play exploring the cultural cost of progress in America.

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