photo by Melissa Blue

photo by Melissa Blue

“American Home, Stephanie Alison Walker’s world premiere play at the Fremont Centre Theatre in Pasadena, journeys into the impossible choices and resilience that people have when they’re about to lose everything and shares their heart wrenching yet touching stories in a fearless theatrical experience.” – Rachel Flanagan

During the time that Bob and I were fighting to keep our house out of foreclosure in 2008/2009, I wrote a play called AMERICAN HOME. That play has been given a beautiful production by Little Candle Productions at the Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena and is closing this weekend. That means you still have four chances left to see it!

If you’d like to know more about the show and what went into writing this play, you can read this lovely piece in the Pasadena Weekly by Bliss Bowen.

I hope you’ll come see the show!

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Pictured: Ozioma Akagha & Jono Eiland Photo Credit: Melissa Blue

Pictured: Ozioma Akagha & Jono Eiland Photo Credit: Melissa Blue

 
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I am so happy to announce that tickets are officially on sale for the workshop production of my play AMERICAN HOME!

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.

 
Details:

AMERICAN HOME

by Stephanie Alison Walker

Directed by Meghan Beals McCarthy

Produced by Concordia University

Oct. 3-5, 10-12 @ 7:30

Oct. 6 & 13 @ 2 PM

MADISON STREET THEATRE

Oak Park, IL

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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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American Home– my full length play about the foreclosure crisis- is a finalist for Echo Theatre Company’s Big Shout Out playwriting competition (hooray!) and will be read in a public reading

on Tuesday, October 26th at 7:30 PM

at the Bath House Cultural Center

521 E. Lawther Drive

Dallas, TX

on White Rock Lake

I wish I could be there!

 
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