Lily Rushing

Lily Rushing

Lily Rushing is from the hot, inland metropolis known as Sacramento, CA. She recently graduated from The Theatre School at DePaul University with a BFA in Playwriting. She is the 2018 recipient of The Playwriting Initiative award at Interrobang Theatre Project, where she wrote Cowboy Play. Three of her plays, Office Romance, Desert Stories for Lost Girls, and a one-act called Lights Out were developed into...
Lily Rushing is from the hot, inland metropolis known as Sacramento, CA. She recently graduated from The Theatre School at DePaul University with a BFA in Playwriting. She is the 2018 recipient of The Playwriting Initiative award at Interrobang Theatre Project, where she wrote Cowboy Play. Three of her plays, Office Romance, Desert Stories for Lost Girls, and a one-act called Lights Out were developed into staged readings as a part of the Wrights of Spring festival at The Theatre School. Desert Stories received a full production in April 2018, directed by Ann Filmer. Her ten-minute play, The Dog, was recently commissioned by Victory Gardens and presented at their College Night. She has also worked with Sacramento Theatre Company and the School Partnership Program, putting on plays at urban schools with kids from her neighborhood, in her beloved hometown.

Plays

  • Desert Stories For Lost Girls
    Haunted by nightmares of an evil Knight, 18-year-old Carrie is thrown into a world of memory, danger, and mysticism as she seeks to uncover her grandmother, Rosa’s, past. Carrie unearths objects that link her to the ghosts of those lost to the Southwest’s bloody history. Each time Carrie and Rosa touch an object they are launched into Rosa’s memories that bring her closer to knowing the truth about where she...
    Haunted by nightmares of an evil Knight, 18-year-old Carrie is thrown into a world of memory, danger, and mysticism as she seeks to uncover her grandmother, Rosa’s, past. Carrie unearths objects that link her to the ghosts of those lost to the Southwest’s bloody history. Each time Carrie and Rosa touch an object they are launched into Rosa’s memories that bring her closer to knowing the truth about where she comes from. This is where we meet Rosita and Joe, a young couple living on undisclosed Genizaro territory in Ojo Caliente, New Mexico in the 1950’s. They flee one night after stealing the bones of their familial ancestors, Nicholas and Josefa from a mysterious woman named Placida. As we watch both their journeys unfold, we also bear witness to a battle between the ancestral patriarch and matriarch as they fight for ownership of Carrie’s mind and body.
  • Cowboy Play
    Gail tries to end her own life, but instead ends up back in the 1940s and on the very day when, at 16, she is crowned Rodeo Queen. As she haunts her old childhood ranch and interacts with her younger self she is reminded of how much her world has changed. This is a world where memory, sexuality and the Wild West all come together and two selves collide.
  • The Dog
    Taryn talks about her vacation.
  • Office Romance
    When office ambition clashes with personal romance, Layla and Marni find themselves caught up in the head spinning craziness of falling in love and running into a future with a new boo. Cute stuff ensues.
  • Lights Out
    Is love a curse? After Marlo loses her first big love, she wonders if a person can be genetically unloveable. As a Californian, present-day noir heroine Marlo must go down a psychedelic rabbit hole to find out the truth. She's joined by a chorus of ghosts, her hippie mother, and a talking chihuahua.