House and Home

House and Home

Jillian Fargey, Andrew Wheeler, Kimberly Ho, and Darian Roussy. Photo by Matt Reznek

By Jenn Griffin

House and Home is a biting, comedic take on Vancouver’s current real estate crisis where property values are high, rental vacancy rates are low, and owning your own home is unaffordable for the average home buyer. Hilary, a waitress/poet turned social worker and Henry, a Butoh dancer turned lawyer, didn’t know how lucky they were when they managed to escape bad roommates and buy a house before the real estate market skyrocketed. Finding themselves house rich and cash poor, they abandon their values and plunge into the world of short term rentals. How far can they go to keep their house?

Reviews for House and Home:

  • …Griffin has a vision and that pays off big time in terms of character and wit.” – Colin Thomas, full review here.
  • “…the cast and crew of House and Home baked a perfect recipe” –Becca Clarkson,, full review here
  • Director Donna Spencer and the excellent cast do a fine job with this smart play.” – Jerry Wasserman, Vancouver Sun, full review here.
  • House and Home is a crowd-pleasing show that carefully walks the line of its subject matter concerning appropriation and privilege. It takes a respectful yet biting approach to triggering material and never refrains from difficult discussions about class and race. It’s impressive how well researched and thought out its complicated material is expressed.” – Rick Chung,, full review here.
  • “Director Donna Spencer… has presented a fast-paced, cleverly staged work with a breezy pace that feels much shorter than its 2 hour runtime” Jay Minter,, full review here.

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Directed by Firehall Arts Centre’s Artistic Producer, Donna Spencer, House and Home looks at the emotional and challenging struggles of living in a city ranked as the second most unaffordable market in the world, and the problems faced by many when trying to find a “home”. 
Credits for House and Home
Playwright: Jenn Griffin
Director: Donna Spencer
Dramaturge: Joanna Garfinkel
Assistant Director: Andrew Wheeler
Cast: Jillian Fargey, Andrew Wheeler, Sam Bob, Sebastien Archibald, Kimberly Ho, and Darian Roussy
Stage Manager: Jillian Perry
Apprentice Stage Manager: Jessica Keenan
Set Design: Brian Ball
Costume Design: Jessica Oostergo
Video Design: Cande Andrade
Lighting Design: Jonathan Kim
Sound Design: Sara Vickruck
House and Home runs approximately 2 hours, inclusive of a 15-minute intermission.
Please note that this show contains profane language.