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  • Diego Ortiz Villacorta San Juan:
    15 Sep. 2019
    This play is full of those theatrical instances that lodge themselves inside you and won't let go, won't leave your thoughts alone. This script has a deeply unique and keen sense for moments that are so grave, or breathtaking, or upsetting that there is no way to tell them but with a marching band providing the score.

    This show demands to be produced, totally unabashed by the emotional, political, and logistical challenges it presents. And I can say without question that it deserves to be seen onstage.
  • Andrea Kovich:
    6 Jan. 2019
    A dynamic and devastatingly honest play, RUSHING questions our society’s glorification of athletes. This play scores a touchdown with its clever and realistic dialogue, complex characters, and an arresting marching band soundtrack. Highly recommended for anyone interested in creating an unforgettable theatre experience that speaks to current social issues.
  • Mario Gomez:
    3 Jan. 2019
    'Rushing' is an ambitious play, both in its scope, cast size, and themes. Even with a world, when fully realized, that includes a football team, a marching band, and the spectators to a game, the play is still very personal, very raw, very intimate. Mia's journey is unabashedly brutal, but not gratuitously so; everything we see and hear in the piece connects us emotionally with her. The themes 'Rushing' explores are not easy, they are complex, large, important, and need our attention. The playwright succeeds in making us pay attention and ask ourselves how to do better.
  • Iphigenia Rising:
    2 Jan. 2019
    As the dramaturg for the first staged reading of 'Rushing,' I could not recommend this play more highly. It's ambitious, but it should be. The world of the play is vast and clear, the characters are relatable (and most certainly college students), and the way Mohlman has shaped the action is spot on. We careen through Mia's experiences, carried by the sound of drum lines and football chants, and it's terrifying. This play leaves audience members feeling unresolved, but not without hope. If you have the people for the cast, make 'Rushing' come to life.