Rushing

 

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5 W, 12 to 86 M, and a live marching band / 100 minutes, no intermission

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

THE SCRATCH & REALLY REALLY THEATRE GROUP (SEATTLE, WA)
WORKSHOP
DIR. KELLY KITCHENS, 2019

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

Honors & Awards

2019 NORMAL AVE PLAYWRIGHTS SERIES SEMI-FINALIST

2018 UMBRELLA PROJECT WRITERS’ GROUP

 
Riley Gene, Gavin Michaels, Sherif Amin, Arjun Pande, Dylan Smith, Annie J. Willis, Sofia Raquel Sanchez, and Pablo Lopez in the 2019 workshop at 12th Avenue Arts, produced by The Scratch and Really Really Theatre Group, directed by Kelly Kitchens. Photo by Brett Love

Riley Gene, Gavin Michaels, Sherif Amin, Arjun Pande, Dylan Smith, Annie J. Willis, Sofia Raquel Sanchez, and Pablo Lopez in the 2019 workshop at 12th Avenue Arts, produced by The Scratch and Really Really Theatre Group, directed by Kelly Kitchens. Photo by Brett Love

Sofia Raquel Sanchez and Annie J. Willis in the 2019 workshop at 12th Avenue Arts, produced by The Scratch and Really Really Theatre Group, directed by Kelly Kitchens. Photo by Brett Love

Sofia Raquel Sanchez and Annie J. Willis in the 2019 workshop at 12th Avenue Arts, produced by The Scratch and Really Really Theatre Group, directed by Kelly Kitchens. Photo by Brett Love

Annie J. Willis and Arjun Pande in the 2019 workshop at 12th Avenue Arts, produced by The Scratch and Really Really Theatre Group, directed by Kelly Kitchens. Photo by Brett Love

Annie J. Willis and Arjun Pande in the 2019 workshop at 12th Avenue Arts, produced by The Scratch and Really Really Theatre Group, directed by Kelly Kitchens. Photo by Brett Love

Annie J. Willis, Sofia Raquel Sanchez, Beth Pollack, Cassandra Leon, Jayne Hubbard, Dylan Smith, Arjun Pande, Adrian Alonzo Padilla, Aaron Jin, Nicholas Parsons, Connor McKenna, Riley Gene, Gavin Michaels, Sherif Amin, Ivan Guillermo, and Pablo Lopez in the 2019 workshop at 12th Avenue Arts, produced by The Scratch and Really Really Theatre Group, directed by Kelly Kitchens. Photo by Brett Love

Annie J. Willis, Sofia Raquel Sanchez, Beth Pollack, Cassandra Leon, Jayne Hubbard, Dylan Smith, Arjun Pande, Adrian Alonzo Padilla, Aaron Jin, Nicholas Parsons, Connor McKenna, Riley Gene, Gavin Michaels, Sherif Amin, Ivan Guillermo, and Pablo Lopez in the 2019 workshop at 12th Avenue Arts, produced by The Scratch and Really Really Theatre Group, directed by Kelly Kitchens. Photo by Brett Love

RUSSELL
I met someone.

TAG
I bet you fucking did.

RUSSELL
Not a cheerleader this time.

TAG
Thank god.

(TAG throws a towel at RUSSELL’s face.)

RUSSELL
Dick.

TAG
Bitch.
— Rushing