Straton Rushing

Straton Rushing

Straton Rushing is a Texan playwright, lyricist and actor currently residing in the Dallas Area. His short play Round the Decay, will be published in the Fall 2020 Edition of Bluffton University’s Bridges Literary Journal. His plays have been used by the Drama Desk-Nominated Emerging Artist’s Theatre, SceneShop, Capital Repertory Theatre, Otherworld Theatre, Nouveau 47 at the Margo Jones Theatre, Focal Theatre...
Straton Rushing is a Texan playwright, lyricist and actor currently residing in the Dallas Area. His short play Round the Decay, will be published in the Fall 2020 Edition of Bluffton University’s Bridges Literary Journal. His plays have been used by the Drama Desk-Nominated Emerging Artist’s Theatre, SceneShop, Capital Repertory Theatre, Otherworld Theatre, Nouveau 47 at the Margo Jones Theatre, Focal Theatre Lab, Stage Writers, Maverick Theatre Company, The Guinea Pig, Camp Death, The Player’s Theatre, TheatreWorks New Milford, other companies around the US. He has had the pleasure of teaching classes with Bare Bones Shakespeare, Arts Mission Oak Cliff, Arlington Public Libraries and The Muse Theatre Workshop. Straton is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America.

In 2019, he graduated Magna Cum Laude with degrees in Theatre and Philosophy from the University of Texas at Arlington.
In the fall of 2020, he will begin working towards his MFA in Dramatic Writing at Arizona State University.

For more info, visit StratonThePlaywright.com
Production inquiries StratonRushing@gmail.com

Plays

  • Enferma
    When Violet O'Neill is handed a cancer diagnosis, she feels she has nothing left to lose. In the coming months, she starts a new relationship, devises a plan to get back at her boss and tangles herself in a web of lies so thick she has to learn a new language to get out of it.
  • Round the Decay
    A man's life is in ruins, and his cousin tries to reach out to him. What ensues is a conversation about addition, a bizarre game and a near death experience.
  • Douglas: The Play
    Throughout theatre history, time and time again playwrights look back on their life and write something near and dear to their hearts. The genre of the autobiographical play includes masterworks like The Glass Menagerie, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Yellow Face and Long Day’s Journey into Night. Enter Douglas Jones-Jones, a young, pretentious, half-witted wannabe playwright eager to add his name to the list of...
    Throughout theatre history, time and time again playwrights look back on their life and write something near and dear to their hearts. The genre of the autobiographical play includes masterworks like The Glass Menagerie, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Yellow Face and Long Day’s Journey into Night. Enter Douglas Jones-Jones, a young, pretentious, half-witted wannabe playwright eager to add his name to the list of greats. After dozens of attempts to have his show produced around the US, he finally talked Fort Worth’s SceneShop into giving him a shot. Just a few problems, almost nobody agreed to be in the show other than his ex-girlfriend Maude. Additionally, his life’s story is not particularly interesting and he really fancies himself to be a bit of a genius (he’s not). So, the question is, can two actors who barely get along make this god-awful script work well enough to entertain the good people of Fort Worth for an hour? I heavily doubt it, but we’ll have to wait and see.
  • Some Sunny Day
    Derived from the lines of Vera Lynn's song "We'll Meet Again", the show follows a year in the life of Will Kolikov, a young man living in the early 2000s trying to make a career in radio when things begin to fall apart. This bittersweet play explores how we pick up the pieces and start over through music, poetry and the stories that need to be told most.

    This show is licensed...
    Derived from the lines of Vera Lynn's song "We'll Meet Again", the show follows a year in the life of Will Kolikov, a young man living in the early 2000s trying to make a career in radio when things begin to fall apart. This bittersweet play explores how we pick up the pieces and start over through music, poetry and the stories that need to be told most.

    This show is licensed by Silver Birchington Plays and can be read for free upon request at their website www.silverbirchingtonplays.com .
  • Countdown
    Two friends attempt to hook up at a New Years Eve party but between interruptions and a disappearing condom they wind up having a much more important conversation about the nature of their feelings for one another.
  • Hal and His Atomic Ray Gun
    You know that guy who thinks he was abducted by aliens? Who swears that they experimented on him? Well in this small town in rural Colorado, that guy is Hal. Hal's got a story and he loves to tell it. About his journey and how he wound up homeless camping in front of a convenience store. Everything is business as usual until he runs into another young woman, Valarie who was also abducted by the same aliens.
  • Modern Art
    Three young artist have a debate about art in a gallery that not only mocks why we call art- but mocks the kinds of art we can't help but scratch our heads at.
  • Guinness Kong
    The tragic story of the mental breakdown of an NFL superstar as told in a lost recording on his phone.
  • Thank You Sean Dolinski
    At a candlelight vigil for a transgender man that killed himself, one of his friends talks about the man's life and how he changed him.