Festival of New American Theatre BCKGRND


March 20, 2021 to March 21, 2021
The Phoenix Theatre Company Courtyard

Violet O’Neill is just 24 years old, and she probably has lung cancer. Thinking she has nothing to lose, she devises a hair-brained scheme involving Google Translate and catfishing to get revenge on her creepy boss. She also finds herself falling in love with RJ, another cancer patient. All of this tangles her in a web of lies so thick she has to learn a new language to get out of it.

Upcoming Performances for Enferma

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Artistic Team

Straton Rushing is a playwright originally from Sonora, Texas. In the past, his plays have appeared with the Drama Desk-Nominated Emerging Artist’s Theatre, Capital Repertory Theatre, Otherworld Theatre’s Paragon Festival, SceneShop, TheatreWorks New Milford, Northern Arizona Playwrights Showcase, Scribe Stages, Festival De La Bête Noire, Nouveau 47 Productions, Camp Death Productions, Midwest Dramatists, Focal Theatre Lab, and with other theatres around the US and internationally. He has had the pleasure of teaching classes at Arts Mission Oak Cliff, Arlington Public Libraries and with Bare Bones Shakespeare. In 2020 he had plays published in Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal, the Ponder Review and Smith and Kraus’ Best Ten Minute Plays of 2020. He holds bachelor degrees in Theatre and Philosophy from The University of Texas at Arlington where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He wrote for UTA’s most recent rendition of their Heal the Divide On and Off Campus festival which won two honors from the Kennedy Center. Straton is a current Master of Fine Arts Dramatic Writing candidate at Arizona State University. He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America. Straton would like to thank his girlfriend Bianca Folgar, his dad, his grandparents, and all of his great mentors at UTA and ASU. He would also like to thank everyone at the Phoenix Theatre Company's Festival of New American Theatre for this opportunity. For more information, please visit StratonThePlaywright.com