A public reading presented as part of The Playwriting Initiative

Playwright: Lily Rushing
Director: Angela Forshee

May 22 (7 pm, The Theatre School at DePaul, Room 301)

Please join us for the culmination of our year-long partnership with recent DePaul graduate Lily Rushing on her latest draft of Cowboy Play.

Tickets are FREE (please bring friends!)

Gail tries to end her own life, but instead ends up back in the 1940s and on the very day when, at 16, she is crowned Rodeo Queen. As she haunts her old childhood ranch and interacts with her younger self she is reminded of how much her world has changed. This is a world where memory, sexuality and the Wild West all come together and two selves collide.

The Artists

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LILY RUSHING, Playwright

Playwright 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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Angela Forshee is a Chicago-based director and is excited to be working with Interrobang for the first time. She was last seen directing She Kills Monsters with The Cuckoo's Theater Project and has worked with a variety of other companies in Chicago, including Broken Nose Theatre, Raven Theatre, and Walkabout.



CHICAGO: 2 unfortunate 2 travel (Prop Thtr), Indecent (Victory Gardens Theater u/s), May Day (Rhinofest). REGIONAL: Pinocchio, Charley's Aunt, Jungle Book (Peterborough Players). READINGS: The Enchanted (Book by John Kander and Greg Pierce), FILM: Widows (Dir. Steve McQueen). TRAINING: Oberlin College, NTI at Moscow Art Theatre School. Thanks to Sarah, Lily and Georgette!!

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JACK OLIN, Lone Ranger

Jack is an actor and acrobat working in Chicago. He has previously worked with Interrobang on Foxfinder. Other credits include Letters Home, Frindle, and The Harvest (Griffin), The Exonerated (Next Theatre), and Romeo & Juliet (American Myth Center). As an acrobat, he has developed work with Lookingglass and The Actors Gymnasium. He is a proud graduate of Northwestern University and is represented by Actors Talent Group. Yee, and he cannot stress this enough, haw!

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As may be expected, Maggie is excited to be working with the talented folks at Interrobang, particularly on Lily Rushing’s compelling play. Maggie is an actor, director, producer, educator and long time veteran of Chicago theatre. As an actor, she has appeared in many a play and has done many a staged-reading at many a theatre throughout Chicago.