Straton is a playwright and actor currently based out of DFW. He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America. This summer he has the pleasure of being invited to the Kennedy Center’s Playwriting Intensive. Most recently, his musical The Weaver (written with composer Garrett Addington) was workshopped at Art Centre Theatre. Other most recent productions include Some Sunny Day (Maverick Theatre Company), Ms. Delight (at the Drama Desk-Nominated Emerging Artist’s Theatre) and Douglas: The Play (SceneShop at Fort Worth Fringe). His other plays have been used by Capital Repertory Theatre, Midwest Dramatists, Kitchen Dog Theatre, Stage Writers Dallas, The Guinea Pig, Nouveau 47 at the Margo Jones Theatre, Heal the Divide Project, The Player’s Theatre, TheatreWorks New Milford, Camp Death Productions and other companies around the USA. He has had the pleasure of teaching with BareBones Shakespeare, Arlington Public Libraries, and the Muse Theatre Workshop. As an actor he has worked on several professional world premieres including, Josefina Lopez’s Hypsteria with TeCo Theatrical and Red Cotton: The Birth of Black America with Dynamic Arts.

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

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" This playwright has a story to tell… Rushing’s play requires no suspension of disbelief.  You WILL believe." - Jed Ryan, Lavender After Dark on Hal and His Atomic Ray Gun

"... Funny, if not hilarious..." - Jill Sweeney, TheatreJones, Douglas: The Play at Fort Worth Fringe Fest 

" ... Rushing whose dialogue is both natural and surprising. His writing takes us into the pivotal moment of these two friends relationship in a way that immediately draws you in showcasing both characters vulnerable and determined sides." Broadway World Front Desk on Countdown