Straton is a dramatic writer originally from Sonora, Texas.
In 2022 he was the named recipient of the Bela Kiralyfalvi Playwriting Award, the Hear Me Out Golden Ear Award, and he received an Honorable Mention from the William Faulkner Literary Competition. His plays have been featured with Phoenix Theatre Company, Capital Repertory Theatre, Orpheus Theatre Company, SceneShop, the University of Houston, the Savannah College of Art & Design, Scribe Stages, TheatreWorks New Milford, Focal Theatre Lab, Crafton Hills College, Festival De La Bête Noire and other companies around the US and internationally. His work has also appeared on the Theatrically Speaking, Garden of Voices, and Between Acts podcasts. Recent publications include plays in the Silk Road Review, the Ponder Review, and with Smith & Kraus. Straton is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America.
He teaches playwriting and screenwriting. His research interests include the intersections of theatre and gameplay, as well as exploring new modalities of theatre and writing pedagogy.
Straton 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.
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All production requests can be directed to StratonRushing@gmail.com