Eliana Pipes

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);...
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); COWBOY AND THE MOON (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.

Plays

  • 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 slips 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...
    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 slips 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.
  • Cowboy and the Moon
    A modern day alcoholic Father sees himself within his addiction as a wandering Cowboy in the Wild West. But the real world churns on for his wife and daughter, who must negotiate between playing along with his prairie fantasy and grappling with the impact of his drinking on their day-to-day lives. Cowboy and the Moon rewrites the trope of the Alcoholic Patriarch in the Western theater canon by introducing...
    A modern day alcoholic Father sees himself within his addiction as a wandering Cowboy in the Wild West. But the real world churns on for his wife and daughter, who must negotiate between playing along with his prairie fantasy and grappling with the impact of his drinking on their day-to-day lives. Cowboy and the Moon rewrites the trope of the Alcoholic Patriarch in the Western theater canon by introducing gender and race, leaving realism in the dust, and approaching everyone in the orbit of addiction with compassion.
  • 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.
  • 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.