Eliana Pipes

Eliana Pipes

Eliana Pipes is a playwright, filmmaker, and actor.  Recent playwriting work includes: Stand and Wait (O’Neill Theater Conference Semifinalist);  Stiletto Envy (Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival, The Fire this Time Festival); To Serve Butter (Ensemble Studio Theater LA’s One Act Festival); A Brief History of the United States (Kennedy Center Millennium Stage); Snow Gray (Young Playwrights Inc. Competition...
Eliana Pipes is a playwright, filmmaker, and actor.  Recent playwriting work includes: Stand and Wait (O’Neill Theater Conference Semifinalist);  Stiletto Envy (Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival, The Fire this Time Festival); To Serve Butter (Ensemble Studio Theater LA’s One Act Festival); A Brief History of the United States (Kennedy Center Millennium Stage); Snow Gray (Young Playwrights Inc. Competition); From Another House (California Playwrights Project); and Mom, Put Your Flask Away (The Blank Young Playwrights’ Festival).  As a filmmaker, she’s the writer director and lead actor of Meet Me @ The Clinic (www.theclinicshow.com), and produces a video series for Encompass at the Western Justice Center.  As an actress, she’s performed in the Fire This Time Festival and on Broadway as a national finalist for the 2013 August Wilson Monologue Competition.  

Plays

  • Stand and Wait
    In three acts that descend from broad comedy, through realism, into an antebellum dreamscape, Stand and Wait follows a seasoned black actress and a naïve white actress who make friends in an audition waiting room, only to be handed a script that caters to America's worst racial instincts.
  • DREAM HOU$E
    DREAM HOU$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...
    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.
  • Stiletto Envy
    TEN MINUTE PLAY:
    Melanie asks her old friend Shaun to teach her how to walk in heels before prom. But when their meeting takes an unexpected turn. Melanie is forced to reconcile the fact that her upbringing may be at odds with her heart.