Straton is a dramatic writer originally from Sonora, Texas. He is based in the Dallas area.
Recent honors include the Bela Kiralyfalvi Playwriting Award, the Hear Me Out Golden Ear Award, Finalist for the ATHE Judith Royer Excellence in Playwriting Award, and an Honorable Mention in the William Faulkner Literary Competition. His works 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 and internationally. 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.
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 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.
All production requests can be directed to StratonRushing@gmail.com
Caprice (dir. Roland Tec)
Grand Prize Winning Performance
2022 Hear Me Our Monologues Festival