Eliana Theologides Rodriguez

Eliana Theologides Rodriguez

Eliana Theologides Rodriguez is a playwright and dancer currently located on the traditional lands of the Piscataway people, colonially known as Washington, DC. She recently completed a BFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU Tisch, where she was the winner of the John Golden Award for Excellence in Playwriting and a finalist for the Goldberg Play Prize. Now, she's excited to be part of the Latinx Playwrights...
Eliana Theologides Rodriguez is a playwright and dancer currently located on the traditional lands of the Piscataway people, colonially known as Washington, DC. She recently completed a BFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU Tisch, where she was the winner of the John Golden Award for Excellence in Playwriting and a finalist for the Goldberg Play Prize. Now, she's excited to be part of the Latinx Playwrights Collective at Adventure Theatre, and is currently working on a commission with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in NYC.

Plays

  • Indian Princesses
    INDIAN PRINCESSES is based on a real-life Native American-themed father-daughter bonding program I participated in as a child (which still exists today under its new name––"Adventure Princesses"). In this play, 5 transracial adoptees and their white fathers go through a series of exercises and excursions meant to strengthen their bonds as fathers and daughters––but how can these men be protectors and...
    INDIAN PRINCESSES is based on a real-life Native American-themed father-daughter bonding program I participated in as a child (which still exists today under its new name––"Adventure Princesses"). In this play, 5 transracial adoptees and their white fathers go through a series of exercises and excursions meant to strengthen their bonds as fathers and daughters––but how can these men be protectors and guides when they're incapable of discussing gender and race? The play explores cultural appropriation, "race-blind" spaces, loneliness, identity crises, internalized racism, financial anxiety, parenthood, and more, but at heart it's a joyful and comedic celebration of complicated identities, tricky conversations, and confusing expressions of love. A public draft will be available in the spring of 2021.
  • Poor Queenie
    After the death of her wealthy, far older husband, a young mother is left alone with her teenage daughter for the first time. Their newfound freedom initially creates a world of never-ending fun, but the two must reckon with their past when façades inevitably begin to fall.
  • Marble Rooftop, Emma Has Church
    In MARBLE ROOFTOP, EMMA HAS CHURCH, seven high school girls convene for their annual dance team bonding sleepover. Throughout the night, the girls navigate the power imbalances between them, tell stories from their lives, and compete to be the most “experienced” in the room. But what happens when one girl goes too far to prove herself to the rest? Traversing the lines between consent, agency, peer pressure and...
    In MARBLE ROOFTOP, EMMA HAS CHURCH, seven high school girls convene for their annual dance team bonding sleepover. Throughout the night, the girls navigate the power imbalances between them, tell stories from their lives, and compete to be the most “experienced” in the room. But what happens when one girl goes too far to prove herself to the rest? Traversing the lines between consent, agency, peer pressure and systemic pressure, Marble Rooftop explores the implicit conditions of femininity as we know it.