Eliana Pipes’s “DREAM HOU$E”

a 29-hour workshop

Checkmark has been a fan of Eliana since our founding, and we couldn’t be more excited to have the pleasure of developing her newest play, from the first draft to the first public presentation. Thanks to the support of WP Theater and INTAR Theatre, Checkmark will be facilitating a 29-Hour workshop of DREAM HOU$E,” this December. The workshop will serve as an opportunity to bring actors and a director into the room for 4 days to rehearse, revise, and provide space for Eliana’s newest play to reach its fullest potential.

A bit about the play:

Two Latinx sisters on an HGTV-style show are selling their family home, hoping to capitalize on the gentrification in the “changing neighborhood.” In the process they discover details of the family’s past and the potential for their future, forcing them to grapple with what’s lost and gained in the quest for upward mobility.

Where and When:

The workshop will be held at INTAR Theater, 500 W. 52nd Street, on December 13th, at 7pm. RSVP by emailing checkmarktheatre@gmail.com, Subject Heading: DREAM HOU$E Presentation, and include the number of seats you’d like to reserve.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Who’s Who?

 Amanda Borges playing Julia

Amanda Borges playing Julia

Amanda Borges is a New York based actor and a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she earned her BFA in Drama. Since graduating, she has been fortunate to work on the short film 3 Richards and the miniseries Somewhere in Bushwick as well as Too Much. Amanda is very much interested in pursuing projects that explore the relationship between art and activism, and she is thrilled to be a part of the Checkmark’s 29-hour workshop.

  Andrea Abello  playing Patricia

Andrea Abello playing Patricia

Andrea is a Colombian American actor, singer, and poet based in New York City.  She speaks Spanish, English, and French fluently, She is a proud alum of the Acting Apprenticeship at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where she got to perform in The 42nd Annual Humana Festival as well as on the Mainstage (Dracula, A Christmas Carol, Little Bunny Foo Foo). Andrea graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama and minors in French & Applied Theatre. There, she trained at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Stonestreet Film/TV Studio, and spent a semester abroad in Paris. When she's not on stage, you can find her doing one of many other things: serving as a teaching artist with ASTEP (Artists Striving End Poverty) and other arts outreach organizations, drinking copious amounts of coffee, or performing her slam poetry.  

  Serena   Berman  playing Tessa

Serena Berman playing Tessa

Serena Berman is a performer, playwright, and producer. Favorite acting credits include Diaspora (NY Premiere - Gym at Judson), Murder at the Gates (Steven Sater), Set It Up (Netflix), and the voice of Lucy on Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales (ABC). As a playwright, her work has been produced and developed at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Samuel French OOB Festival, Less Than Rent, Absolu Théâtre (Montréal), The Players Theatre, and more. She is currently the co-Director of Performance at art gallery/performance space Chinatown Soup, where she produces theater and activism events. BFA: NYU Tisch (CAP21). www.serenaberman.com