David Rush

David Rush has had plays produced at Stage Left, Chicago Dramatists, George Street Playhouse, Delaware Theater Company, Mark Taper Forum, GeVa Theater, Chicago Jewish Theater and others. His awards include Jeff Awards, Los Angeles DramaLogue, Midwest Emmys. He has been featured writer at Great Plains Theater Conference, Dayton Future Fest, Phoenix Theater New Play Festival, Inge Festival and has won numerous contests. He has published several textbooks on playwriting and dramatic theory and is now retired from Southern Illinois University, where he was head of the playwriting program. He is represented in New York by the Robert Freedman Dramatic Agency.

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  • Feathers in the Wind

    by David Rush
    • 100 minutes
    • 5 Males 4 Females Min 8 Max 15+

    Musical Drama, Flexible Casting

    A whimsical musical that weaves together a collection of Jewish folktales about the wise fools of Chelm into a single fable.  As Rabbi Itzik searches the world for his scattered congregation, we relive the rise and fall of his little village that proved time and again that “God loves the people of Chelm.”

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  • Oregon Fever

    by David Rush
    • 30 minutes
    • 3 Males, 3 Females, Min/Max 6

    In this one-act period drama Joshua Blanchard is preparing to leave Kansas to head west on the Oregon Trail in l835. On this climactic day, his youngest son dies, his daughter decides to marry and stay at home, and he has an important confrontation with his wife.

    Performs well for middle school, high school, community theater. Great for Reader’s Theater, American history or social studies class.

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