The Playwriting Initiative

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Interrobang Theatre Project in association with The Theatre School at DePaul University is proud to announce The Playwriting Initiative. It is our belief that it falls on every theater in our community to nurture new work. Our commitment to playwrights will include providing a supportive environment with necessary resources such as actors, directors, and space. 

Each season we will invite playwrights for an immersive and supportive partnership, including one graduate selected from DePaul's prestigious BFA Playwriting program. All collaborations will be tailored to meet the needs of the individual playwright as they develop their vocabulary and theatrical voice.  

The Playwriting Initiative is an invite-only program and does not accept unsolicited proposals. 

Season Nine featured playwright: Lily Rushing

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Lily Rushing is from the hot, inland metropolis known as Sacramento, CA. She is currently getting her BFA in Playwriting from DePaul University. 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 at DePaul. 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.