Eliana Pipes’s “DREAM HOU$E”

We are so proud to have been developing “DREAM HOU$E” with eliana since its inception.

Checkmark has been a fan of Eliana since our founding, so it makes sense that she was the first artist we invested in to develop her newest play from its first draft, to its first public presentation—and now, its first full production!

After an incredibly successful 29-Hour Workshop, we are thrilled to be continuing the developmental process with Eliana by producing a one-night-only production of DREAM HOU$E on June 12th at Ars Nova’s ANT Fest! You can support DREAM HOU$E’s journey to ANT Fest and ensure that all the artists involved are compensated fairly for their time by donating via the link below!

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 their “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.


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.

Cindy De La Cruz  playing Patricia

Cindy De La Cruz playing Patricia

A native New Yorker and proud graduate of LaGuardia Arts. Most Recent credits include: Our Town(Olney Theater/Dir. Aaron Posner); Storm Still (Drama League); Dearly Departed (West Coast Black Theatre Troupe); Stupid Fucking Bird ( Arden Theater); Joe Turners Come and Gone (American Stage); And the upcoming film:  Killroy Was Here ( Dir. Kevin Smith). Cindy-DeLaCruz.com

Miranda Rizzolo  playing Tessa

Miranda Rizzolo playing Tessa

Miranda Rizzolo (Tessa) is thrilled to join this production! New York: Period Sisters (HERE Arts Center); Resistance (the Wild Project); staged reading of Eliana Pipes' Stand and Wait (Fire This Time Festival); readings at the Lark, the Davenport, and others. Regional: The Servant of Two Masters (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ); The Crucible (Olney Theatre Center); Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (Round House Theatre). Education: Yale University (BA) and LAMDA (MA in Classical Acting, Marshall Scholarship). mirandarizzolo.com.