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.
Danielle Mohlman is a nationally produced feminist playwright based in Seattle, WA. Her plays include Stopgap (Field Trip Theatre, DCCAH Larry Neal Award finalist); Nexus (Hubbard Hall, Dreamwell Theatre, Kilroys honorable mention); Dust (Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center semi-finalist, Finish Line Commission); Halcyon (Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center semi-finalist); Rushing (Umbrella Project Writers Group); Voyagers (Alliance of Resident Theatres/NY); and Frankenstein. Danielle is an alumna of Playwrights’ Arena at Arena Stage, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowship, and the Umbrella Project Writers Group. Danielle is also a proud graduate of both Cal Poly Pomona and Emerson College. daniellemohlman.com
Kelly Kitchens is a freelance director, the Co-Artistic Director at Seattle Public Theater, and a Guest Lecturer at The University of Washington. Her honors include: three-time nominated and two-time recipient of the Gregory Falls Award for Outstanding Director; winner of the Broadway World Critics Picks for Best Direction of a Play; named Best Director by the Seattle Weekly Readers Poll; and named in Seattle Magazine’s inaugural list of “Top 20 Most Talented People in Seattle.” Kelly earned her B.A. from Vanderbilt University and her M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.
Dramaturg | Iphigenia Rising
Sound Designer | Erin Bednarz
Stage Manager | Miranda C. Pratt
Cast | Aaron Jin, Adrian Alonzo Padilla, Annie Willis, Arjun Pande, Beth Pollack, Cassandra Leon, Connor McKenna, Dylan Smith, Gavin Michaels, Ivan Guillermo, Jayne Hubbard, Mike Dooly, Nicholas J. Parsons, Pablo Lopez, Riley Gene, Sherif Amin + Sofía Raquel Sánchez