American Home

Winner of the 2011 Blue Ink Award by Chicago's American Blues Theater
Semi-Finalist for the 2010 Princess Grace Award

One out of every 54 homes in America received a foreclosure notice in 2008. Award winning playwright and author of "Love in the Time of Foreclosure," Stephanie Alison Walker, takes audiences on a deeply personal journey through recent history as she shines a...
Winner of the 2011 Blue Ink Award by Chicago's American Blues Theater
Semi-Finalist for the 2010 Princess Grace Award

One out of every 54 homes in America received a foreclosure notice in 2008. Award winning playwright and author of "Love in the Time of Foreclosure," Stephanie Alison Walker, takes audiences on a deeply personal journey through recent history as she shines a light on three out of the millions of stories of loss. A young couple faces eviction from the dream house they stretched to buy; an elderly widow falls prey to a reverse mortgage scheme, and a minister of the prosperity gospel must face the flock shes led astray. American Home takes an unflinching look at the impossible choices people make when faced with losing everything, and, ultimately, celebrates the powerful resilience of community and the human spirit.
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American Home

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  • Jami Brandli:
    29 Aug. 2017
    Stephanie Alison Walker's American Home is a powerful and very important play about the 2008 housing crisis. Her wonderfully complex characters are challenged in a way that moves you, and, at times, makes you laugh. Just as important, amid all the harsh reality, Walker leaves us with a message of genuine hope while questions the American dream of being a home owner.
  • E. M. Lewis:
    29 May. 2015
    I love this play. It's about everything Americans were promised in boom time, and the trust that was lost when everything went bust in the housing crisis. Real people, trying to cope with overwhelming situations. Read it!
  • Brian James Polak:
    16 Mar. 2015
    Stephanie's play American Home is a beautifully theatrical exploration of the complicated notion of "the American Dream." I love how she takes seemingly disparate people to explore the challenges of living in a consumerist society with the debt piling up, up up. This is certainly a play for our time.

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Concordia University
    ,
    2013
  • Reading
    ,
    Chicago Dramatists
    ,
    2012
  • Workshop
    ,
    The Blank - Los Angeles
    ,
    2010

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Little Candle Productions
    ,
    2017
  • University
    ,
    Concordia University
    ,
    2013

Awards

Winner
,
Blue Ink Award
,
American Blues Theatre
,
2011
Semi-Finalist
,
Princess Grace Award
,
Princess Grace Foundation
,
2010