Straton is a playwright and theatre artist originally from Sonora, Texas. His plays have been featured at the Drama Desk-Nominated Emerging Artist’s Theatre, Phoenix Theatre Company, Capital Repertory Theatre, SceneShop, The University of Houston, Scribe Stages, TheatreWorks New Milford, Focal Theatre Lab, Festival De La Bête Noire, and other companies around the US and internationally. You can hear a radio adaption of his play Hal and His Atomic Ray Gun on Missing Link’s Between Acts podcast. Recent publications have appeared in Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal, and Smith & Kraus. He holds degrees in Theatre and Philosophy from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is currently an MFA Dramatic Writing candidate at Arizona State University.  Straton is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America. 

You can find several of Straton's titles on   


Recently Straton's short play CLipped was published in the Mississipi University for Women's Ponder review, copies can be bought  

All production requests can be directed to StratonRushing@gmail.com


" 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

"... 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