A Dog's House

In a spirited staging from IAMA Theatre Company, Micah Schraft’s engaging new play at Hollywood’s Elephant Theatre explores the reality checks that force lovers to look past their romantic illusions.
— Philip Brandes, The Los Angeles Times

The Ovation Award-winning IAMA THEATRE COMPANY presented the World Premiere of A DOG'S HOUSE, written by Micah Schraft and directed by Trip Cullman. A DOG'S HOUSE previewed on Friday, March 27 at 8pm and opened on Saturday, March 28 and ran through Sunday, April 26 at the Elephant Theatre, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.

On the surface, Michael and Eden are a solid pair with a bright future. When their beloved dog Jock grows unexpectedly violent - chewing through furniture, biting people, killing another dog - the strength of the couple's relationship is tested. Inadvertently drawn in as accomplices to their canine's crimes, Michael and Eden find themselves telling a series of increasingly complex lies to another couple, Nicole and Bill, whose small pup is Jock's latest casualty. But every dog will have his day, and it's only a matter of time before the truth, like a buried bone, is dug up and laid bare.


TRIP CULLMAN (Director) Select NYC: Halley Feiffer's I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard (Atlantic), Simon Stephens's Punk Rock (MCC), Jon Robin Baitz's The Substance of Fire (Second Stage), Tarrell Alvin McCraney's Choir Boy (Manhattan Theater Club), Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash's Murder Ballad (Manhattan Theater Club and Union Square Theater), Paul Weitz's Lonely, I'm Not (Second Stage), Leslye Headland's Assistance (Playwrights Horizons), Adam Bock's A Small Fire (Playwrights Horizons, Drama Desk nom.), Adam Rapp's The Hallway Trilogy: Nursing (Rattlestick), Headland's Bachelorette (Second Stage), Terrence McNally's Some Men (Second Stage), Bert V. Royal's Dog Sees God (Century Center), Bock's The Drunken City (Playwrights Horizons), Weitz's Roulette (EST), Jonathan Tolins's The Last Sunday In June(Rattlestick and Century Center), Bock's Swimming In The Shallows (Second Stage), Gina Gionfriddo's US Drag (stageFARM), and several productions with The Play Company. London: Bock's The Colby Sisters of Pittsburgh, PA(Tricycle). Select regional: McCraney's Choir Boy (Alliance, Geffen), John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation (Old Globe), Richard Greenberg's The Injured Party (South Coast Rep), McNally's Unusual Acts of Devotion (La Jolla Playhouse), Christopher Durang's Betty's Summer Vacation (Bay Street), Bess Wohl's Touched (Williamstown Theater Festival). Upcoming: Josh Harmon's Significant Other (Roundabout).

MICAH SCHRAFT (Playwright) Mr. Schraft's plays have been developed at the Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center Lab, IAMA, P73, Miranda Theatre, Rising Phoenix Rep, and the Public Theatre. The Propaganda Plays was produced by Dixon Place in New York. His one-act play, Zeroes, was part of IAMAfest 2015. He co-wrote the film "The Quiet," which had its world premiere at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival and was released theatrically by Sony Pictures Classics. He co-wrote, composed and starred in the feature movie musical "Sunny & Share Love You," which premiered at the Outfest film festival where it won an Audience Award. It was distributed by Vanguard Cinema.

He currently writes on the new Marvel/Netflix series "A.K.A. Jessica Jones". In addition, he's written on the television shows, "Hung" (HBO), "The Secret Circle" (CW), "Red Widow" (ABC), and "The Tomorrow People" (CW). He co-wrote two television movies for ABC Family. He holds a BA and an MFA from Columbia University. He has taught writing at UCLA, NYU and Columbia University, as well as The Ghetto School and Young Storytellers Foundation. He served as Artistic Associate at Berkeley Rep Theatre. He is a three-time mentor at the Outfest Screenwriting Lab, and an alumnus of the Sundance Lab.

The Cast of A DOG'S HOUSE features: Graham Sibley ("Aquarius", "The Newsroom", "Shiner" - IAMA), Christine Woods ("Hello, Ladies", "The Walking Dead", "About A Boy"), Katie Lowes ("Scandal", The Accidental Blonde - IAMA), Amy Rosoff ("Scandal," Do Like The Kids Do - IAMA) and Dean Chekvala (Do Like The Kids Do - IAMA, "True Blood").

A DOG'S HOUSE featured an award-winning design team. The Set Design by Rachel Myers. The Lighting Design by Josh Epstein. The Sound Design by Jeff Gardner. The Costume Design by E.B. Brooks. The Stage Manager was Lara Myrene.