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Straton is a dramatic writer originally from Sonora, Texas. He is based in the Dallas area.

Recent playwriting honors include the Bela Kiralyfalvi Playwriting Award, the Hear Me Out Golden Ear Award, Runner Up for the Todd McNerney Playwriting Award, Finalist for the ATHE Judith Royer Excellence in Playwriting Award, and an Honorable Mention in the William Faulkner Literary Competition.

His plays have been featured with Phoenix Theatre Company, Capital Repertory Theatre, Orpheus Theatre Company, SceneShop, the Festival De La Bête Noire, and other companies around the US, Canada and India. Recent publications include plays in the Silk Road Review, Apricity Magazine, the Ponder Review and with Smith & Kraus. Straton is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America.


His teleplays and screenplays have received several honors including Runner-Up in Brown University's Ivy Film Fest Pilot Competition, Finalist in Dallas International Film Festival Texas Script Competition and he was a Semifinalist for Humanitas's David and Lynn Angell College Comedy Award.

Straton holds degrees in Theatre and Philosophy from the University of Texas at Arlington.

He received his MFA in Dramatic Writing at Arizona State University where he was recognized as an Outstanding Graduate for Excellence and Innovation in Creative Practice.

By day, he works as the Sales & Marketing Director for Theatre Arlington and teaches part-time at Dallas College Mountian View.

You can find several of Straton's titles on the New Play Exchange. 


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"When rising rodeo star Chris Joseph loses everything, he must return to his hometown that has been decimated by the '86 oil bust, and figure out who tried to have him killed."

Icaro, Texas: A Radio Play

Also Available on:

Caprice (dir. Roland Tec)

Grand Prize Winning Performance

2022 Hear Me Out Monologue Festival

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