Rushing

 

RUSHING

5 W, 12 to 86 M, and a live marching band / 90 MIN

Russell and Mia meet minutes before the first football game of the season. He's the star running back, she plays the sousaphone in the university marching band. No one ever pictured them together. But they are. And in a weird way they're good for each other. Until they're not. Rushing explores the culture of violence, the fanaticism surrounding Division I sports, and rape on college campuses nationwide. 

This play takes place in your town. The team is wearing your colors. And yes, there's a live marching band scoring this entire world.

Development History

UMBRELLA PROJECT (SEATTLE, WA)
WORKSHOP
DIR. KELLY KITCHENS, 2018

Honors & Awards

2019 NORMAL AVE PLAYWRIGHTS SERIES SEMI-FINALIST

 
Rehearsal photos from the 2018 Umbrella Project workshop. Photos courtesy of Jesse Swingle.

Rehearsal photos from the 2018 Umbrella Project workshop. Photos courtesy of Jesse Swingle.

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RUSSELL
I met someone.

TAG
Up.

(He lifts.)

RUSSELL
Not a cheerleader this time.

TAG
Thank god. Up.

(He lifts.)

RUSSELL
She’s in the marching band.

TAG
Oh you’re into freaky shit now.
— Rushing