Straton Rushing is a playwright originally from Sonora, Texas. In 2020 he published plays in Bridge: the Bluffton University Literary Journal and Smith and Kraus’ The Best 10-Minute Plays of 2020. His plays have been used by the Drama Desk-Nominated Emerging Artist’s Theatre, SceneShop, Capital Repertory Theatre, Scribe Stages, Otherworld Theatre, Stage Writers, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, TheatreWorks New Milford, Festival De La Bête Noire other companies around the US and internationally. He has had the pleasure of teaching classes with Arts Mission Oak Cliff, Arlington Public Libraries and The Muse Theatre Workshop. Straton is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America. He holds degrees in Theatre and Philosophy from UT Arlington where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2019.


In the fall of 2020, he began working towards his MFA in Dramatic Writing at Arizona State University. 

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  

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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

"... 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