Eliana Pipes

Eliana Pipes

Eliana Pipes is a playwright, actor, and the 2019 winner of the Leah Ryan Prize. She's currently a member of Echo Theater’s National Young Playwrights in Residence Program. Recent playwriting work includes: DREAM HOU$E (San Diego Rep New Latinx Plays Festival, O’Neill Theater Conference Finalist); UNTITLED (National New Play Network MFA Workshop); STAND AND WAIT (Gaffney National Playwriting Prize Winner...
Eliana Pipes is a playwright, actor, and the 2019 winner of the Leah Ryan Prize. She's currently a member of Echo Theater’s National Young Playwrights in Residence Program. Recent playwriting work includes: DREAM HOU$E (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 received a BA in English from Columbia University, and is currently pursuing an MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. More at www.elianapipes.com.

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.