Mar 15 – Apr 03, 2022
Long Wharf Theatre
Winner: National Latinx Playwriting Award, 2020
Winner: Leah Ryan’s FEWW playwrighting prize winner, 2019
Winner: KCACTF The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Award, 2020
About the Show
Dream Hou$e follows two Latinx sisters on an HGTV-style show who are selling their family home, hoping to capitalize on the gentrification in their “changing neighborhood.” As they perform for the camera the show starts to slip into the surreal: one sister grapples with turmoil in the family’s ancestral past and the other learns how much she’s willing to sacrifice for the family’s future. What’s the cultural cost of progress in America—and is cashing in always selling out?
Presented in partnership with Alliance Theatre and Baltimore Center Stage
“It’s true artistry the way Eliana uses the complicated relationship between sisters as an allegory for the past and present.”
Chanel Bragg, Judge; National Latinx Playwriting Award
Eliana Pipesshe/her Playwright
Eliana Pipes is a playwright and actor. She received a BA in English from Columbia University, and an MFA in Playwriting from Boston University.
Pipes is the recipient of the Academy Gold Fellowship for Women, the Leah Ryan Fund Prize for Emerging Women Writers, the National Latinx Playwriting Award, and is a member of the 2020/21 Dramatist Guild Foundation Fellowship cohort.
Pipes’ work has been developed or presented at the Playwright’s Realm Scratchpad Series, NNPN/Kennedy Center MFA Playwright’s Workshop, Ars Nova ANT Fest, San Diego Rep New Latinx Plays Festival, Two River Theater Crossing Borders Festival, Kitchen Dog Theater New Works Festival, The Fire This Time Festival, and the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival.
Pipes is the recipient of the KCACTF Ken Ludwig Scholarship, the WAVE Grant through Wavelength Productions, and a two-time Finalist for the O’Neill National Playwright’s Conference.
Recent playwriting work includes: Dream Hou$e (Ars Nova ANT Fest, 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); and Stiletto Envy (Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival, The Fire this Time Festival).
Laurie Wooleryshe/her Director
Laurie Woolery is a director, playwright, educator, facilitator, and producer. She has worked at the Public Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Yale Repertory, Trinity Repertory, Goodman Theater, Cornerstone Theater Company, South Coast Repertory, Mark Taper Forum, Denver Center, Los Angeles Philharmonic, East West Players, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Inge Center for the Arts, Plaza de la Raza/RedCAT, Ricardo Montalban Theatre, Deaf-West Theatre, Highways Performance Space, and Sundance Playwrights Lab, as well as the Sundance Children’s Theater. Woolery has directed world premieres of plays by Tanya Saracho, Mary Kathryn Nagle, Charise Castro Smith, Marisela Trevino Orta, Aditi Kapil, K.J. Sanchez, Julie Marie Myatt, Cody Henderson, Allison Carey, and others.
Currently, Woolery is the Director of Public Works at The Public Theater, an initiative that seeks to engage the people of New York by making them creators and not just spectators. Working with partner organizations in all five boroughs, Public Works invites members of diverse communities to join in the creation of ambitious works of participatory theater. In 2015, Woolery launched a new Public Works program called ACTivate (Artist, Citizen, Theater maker) that takes an ensemble of community members and puts them in the “artistic driver’s seat.” By partnering with a professional playwright, this ensemble of citizen artists devised an original play directed by Woolery. In the summer of 2017, with collaborators Shaina Taub and Sonya Tayeh, Woolery directed a new musical adaptation of As You Like It at the Delacorte Theater with 200 New Yorkers. That production was named as one of “The Best Theater in 2017” by The New York Times.
Woolery has developed and directed new works with diverse communities ranging from incarcerated women to residents of a small Kansas town devastated by a tornado. Woolery creates site-specific work and has worked with communities in locations such as a working sawmill in Eureka, California, parking lots, prisons and the banks of the Los Angeles River. Woolery curated and produced a two-week festival in Los Angeles that explored issues of hunger that brought artists, activists, community and thought leaders together. In keeping with her lifelong commitment to community engagement, Woolery partnered with Trinity Repertory Theater to deepen their artistic work with the Latinx community in the larger Rhode Island area. This partnership launched Teatro en El Verano, a program that tours bi-lingual Shakespeare plays back into community. As a playwright, Woolery’s plays have been produced around the country. Her solo play Salvadorian Moon/African Sky was commissioned by Cornerstone Theater Company and performed in their citywide Festival of Faith.
Prior to her work at The Public Theater, Woolery was the Associate Artistic Director of Cornerstone Theater Company, Conservatory Director at South Coast Repertory and artist-in-residence at Hollygrove Children’s Home in Los Angeles. Woolery teaches at Princeton, NYU, Brown, USC, Cal Arts, Citrus College, California State University at Northridge, and California State University at Los Angeles. She serves on the Board of the Latinx Producers Action Network, Latinx Commons, and is a founding member of The Sol Project in New York. Woolery is a proud recipient of the Fuller Road Fellowship for Women Directors of Color.
Woolery is a graduate from University of California, Los Angeles.
Darilyn Castilloshe/her Julia
Darilyn is a born and bred New Yorker, graduate of CCNY where she received her BA in Theater and is currently studying at John Jay College to receive her MA in International Criminal Justice. Credits: Original Cast of Hamilton And Peggy Company, Peggy Schuyler & Maria Reynolds; Hamilton Philip Company, Peggy Schyuler & Maria Reynolds; The Lion King Nala U/S. TV: “And Just Like That,” “Law and Order: Organized Crime,” 74th Tony Awardsm and “Boardwalk Empire.”
Renata Eastlickshe/her Patricia
Renata is a multilingual actor and voiceover artist. When not on stage, she is best know for voicing ‘Caveira’ in the hist UBISOFT video game Rainbow Six: Siege. Off Broadway: For Colored Girls… (The Public Theater). Regional theatre: 7 Deadly Sins (Miami New Drama – 2021 Drama League Award); AZUL (NAMT); Letters to Kamala (American Stage); among others. Film: “God’s Waiting Room” (2020 Tribeca Official selection) TV: “Burn Notice,” “Mad Dogs,” BFA: University of Florida (NWSA)
Marianna McClellanshe/her Tessa
Marianna is a NYC based performer. She played Nina in the NYC premiere of Stupid F*cking Bird, has worked Off-Broadway (Pearl Theatre, Arts Nova, Theatre Row+) and regionally (Humana Festival, Denver Center, Portland Center Stage, Contemporary American Theatre Festival+). Select TV and Film Credits include “High Maintenance” (HBO), “The Good Fight” (CBS), “The Blacklist” (NBC), Two Plains and a Fancy (BAMcinemaFest)
Andrew Martinezhe/him Ensemble
Andrew is a Queer Boricua Artist from Philadelphia, PA. He us a multidisciplinary artist who pursues new work that will continue to diversify, challenge, and innovate the world of theatre. Andrew was a recipient of the Marie F. Lusik aware for Excellence in Theatre. He was awarded the Miranda Family Scholarship at the National Theatre Institute and became a Miranda Family Fellow. BA in Theatre from King’s College.
Moira O’Sullivanshe/her Ensemble
Long Wharf debut! Off-Broadway: Beneath the Gavel (59E59 Theatres). Regional: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Oleanna (Playhouse on Park), Always a Bridesmaid (Seven Angels), Biloxi Blues, Coney Island Christmas, An Actor’s Carol and It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Ivoryton Playhouse). TV: “Homicide City,” “The Cobblestone Corridor,” “Deadline Crime,” with Tamron Hall. BFA, NYU Tisch, Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy.
Ezra Tozianthey/them Ensemble
Ezra is a non-binary, SWANA performer making their Long Wharf debut and they couldn’t be more ecstatic! They are a company member of the Fled Collective (NYC) and 4615 Theatre (DC). All the love and thanks to Chris, Meem, and Jon Jon! Couldn’t do this without you all!
Kevin Sisounthonehe/him Ensemble
Kevin is an Actor/Voice actor. He graduated from Housatonic Community College where he received his Associates in Theatre Arts. His roles include playing Master Page in Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor, Stan in the romantic-comedy stage play Four Weddings and an Elvis, and various voice over roles in the field of animation, video games, ad-reads, skits, and audio-plays.
Stephanie Osin Cohenshe/her Scenic Designer
Theatre credits include: Tambo and Bones (Playwrights Horizons); Ni Mi Madre (Rattlestick Theatre); Dream Hou$e (Alliance Theatre), Hurricane Diane (The Huntington), Men on Boats (Baltimore Center Stage), Richard & Jane & Sally (Baltimore Center Stage), This American Wife (Fake Friends), Circle Jerk (Fake Friends), It’s A Wonderful Life (Hartford Stage), Good Faith (Yale Repertory Theatre). Awards: Fulbright; Burry Fredrik Design Fellowship. Degrees: MFA, Yale School of Drama.
Haydee Zelidethshe/her Costume Designer
Haydee is a Mexican American/Latina/Chicana artist that enjoys sharing stories through what people wear. She grew up on both sides of the border and these experiences inform her point of view and how she approaches her work as a story teller, giving depth, dimension and color to the specificities of someone’s life. To see more of her work, visit haydeezelideth.com
Jason Lynchhe/him Lighting Designer
Jason makes his Long Wharf Theatre debut with this production. Recent credits include work with Alliance Theatre, Alley Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Geva Theatre Center, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Repertory Theatre, among others. Jason is a proud member of the Association for Lighting Production and Design, United Scenic Artists, Local 829 and is represented by The Gersh Agency.
Paul James PredergastComposer/Sound Designer
Paul has worked on Broadway, at over 30 regional theatres, on national tours, and with multiple dance companies. He is also active in the worlds of theme parks, museums, and video games. Accolades include a Grammy and Drama Desk nominations and his the recipient of Broadway World, Ovation, Drama-Logue, Garland, Gregory, Footlight, and Gypsy awards. His work as a singer/songwriter has appeared in films, on recordings, and in music venues nationwide.
Mark Holthusenhe/him Projections Designer
Mark is best known for creating images that push boundaries. With a career that spans photography, motion, theatre and digital innovation, Mark’s work contains a relentless elegance that extends from his painterly imagery to his graphic animations.
Jason Waddellhe/him Stage Manager
Jayson is proud to join Long Wharf Theatre for his first production! He can normally be found at Atlanta’s Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre, where he has spent the last 11 seasons. At the Alliance he’s worked on such productions as DREAM HOU$E, Darlin’ Cory, Native Guard, Becoming Nancy, Approval Junkie, Ever After, Born for This and Tuck Everlasting. Jayson graduated from the Gainesville Theatre Alliance and is a member of Actor’s Equity Association.
Kevin Jinghong Zhuhe/him Assistant Stage Manager
Kevin has worked in various capacities on Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway; Today is My Birthday, A Raisin in the Sun and El Huracán at Yale Repertory Theatre. His other selected credits include Criminal Queerness Festival at the National Queer Theatre; Reykjavik, Trouble in Mind, and Henry VI, Part 3 at Yale School of Drama; A Voice in the Dark at Yale Cabaret. A proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.
Alexis K. Woodardshe/her Associate Director
Alexis is an Atlanta-based director and producer and current Spelman Leadership Fellow at the Alliance Theatre. Select Directing Credits include Hamlet (The Tiny Theatre Company, Alliance Theatre: Guest Artist Series), Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments, Do You Love The Dark? (Alliance Theatre), From the Ashes (Alliance Theatre Anywhere). Select Associate Directing credits include: A Christmas Carol: The Live Radio Play, and Working (Alliance Theatre).