Grounded Pdf

Grounded

Number of page: 72
Author: George Brant
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 9781783195381
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Category: Drama

Seamlessly blending the personal and the political, Grounded tells the story of a hot-rod F16 fighter pilot whose unexpected pregnancy ends her career in the sky. Repurposed to flying remote-controlled drones in the Middle East from an air-conditioned trailer near Vegas, the Pilot struggles through surreal twelve-hour shifts far from the battlefield, hunting terrorists by day and being a wife and mother by night. A tour de force play for one actress, Grounded flies from the heights of lyricism to the shallows of workaday existence, targeting our assumptions about war, family, and the power of storytelling.

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About The Author

George Brant’s plays include Elephant’s Graveyard, Grounded, The Mourners’ Bench, Salvage, Three Voyages of the Lobotomobile, Grizzly Mama, Any Other Name, Defiant, Dark Room, Miracle: A Tragedy, Good on Paper, Ashes, NOK, The Lonesome Hoboes, One Hand Clapping, The Royal Historian of Oz, Lovely Letters, Three Men in a Boat, Borglum! The Mount Rushmore Musical, Tights on a Wire and Night of the Mime. A Core Writer at the Playwrights’ Center, his work has been produced internationally by such companies as Trinity Repertory Company, City Theatre, Gate Theatre of London, Page 73, Unicorn Theatre, Borderlands Theater, SF Playhouse, among others. His scripts have been awarded the David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award from the Kennedy Center, the Smith Prize, the Keene Prize for Literature, an NNPN Rolling World Premiere, an Austin Critic’s Circle Best New Play Award and an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for 2012.

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