Lily Rushing

Writer. Storyteller. Good-vibes Curator.

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About ME


Lily Rushing is from...

Lily Rushing is from the hot, inland metropolis known as Sacramento, CA. She recently graduated from The Theatre School at DePaul University with a BFA in Playwriting. She is the current recipient of The Playwriting Initiative award at Interrobang Theatre Project. Three of her plays, Office Romance, Desert Stories for Lost Girls, and a one-act called Lights Out were developed into staged readings as a part of the Wrights of Spring festival at The Theatre School. Desert Stories received a full production in April 2018, directed by Ann Filmer. Her ten-minute play, The Dog, was recently commissioned by Victory Gardens and presented at their College Night. She has also worked with Sacramento Theatre Company and the School Partnership Program, putting on plays at urban schools with kids from her neighborhood, in her beloved hometown. 






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My Plays


Office Romance 

When office ambition clashes with personal romance, Layla and Marni find themselves caught up in the head spinning craziness of falling in love and running into a future with a new boo.

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Desert Stories for Lost Girls

Young Carrie is thrown into a world of memory, danger, and mysticism as she seeks to uncover her grandmother’s past. She must follow the story into the high deserts of Northern New Mexico, where she comes face to face with her dirty family secrets.

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Lights Out

Is love a curse? After Marlo loses her first big love, she wonders if a person can be genetically unloveable. As a Californian, present-day noir heroine Marlo must go down a psychedelic rabbit hole to find out the truth. She's joined by a chorus of ghosts, her hippie mother, and a talking chihuahua.

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Ten Minute Plays

From a story about two women who steal a dog to an imagined view into Art Garfunkel's day in New York, these ten minute plays, are sure to bring a smile to your face! Titles include: The Dog, Art Garfunkel's Day Out, and PMDD: a Period Piece. 



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