American Home

02.16.13

“Life is like Tetris except the pieces never stop falling.”


Synopsis

Florence Rainwater is a ninety-year-old widow in Ann Arbor, Michigan who just wants to be in her home with her memories until her last day. Mike and Dana Washington are a thirty-something couple who thought they would be in their dream home in the hills of Los Angeles forever, or at least until they could trade-up. Prosperity Preacher Paula never imagined in her wildest dreams that her Florida mega-church would ever be threatened by foreclosure. And Robbie West, Michigan cop, just wants to help people and does not enjoy kicking them out of their homes. American Home is about Americans forced to renegotiate the American Dream, the extremes people go to when faced with losing everything and the resilience of the American spirit.


A Full-length play in 2 acts/ Drama

21 Characters, 6 women, 3 men


Awards

 

-Winner of American Blues Theater’s first annual Blue Ink Playwriting Competition – 2011

-Semi-Finalist for the 2010 Princess Grace Award

 

Press

 

Foreclosure Crisis Sparks Script – Chicago Magazine’s Deal Estate by Dennis Rodkin

 

Production History


Staged Readings


Chicago Dramatists – Saturday Series Workshop – Chicago – October 2012
American Blues Theatre – Blue Ink Award reading – Chicago – December 2011
The Blank Theatre – Living Room Reading Series – Los Angeles – February 2010


For more information about American Home and to read the play, please contact me at: stephawalker at gmail dot com

 
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