by George Brant
Full Length Play, Drama / 1f
From the award-winning playwright of Elephant's Graveyard, George Brant, comes the story of an ace fighter pilot whose career in the sky is ended early due to an unexpected pregnancy.
An unexpected pregnancy ends an ace fighter pilot’s career in the sky. Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns to her family each night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away. Grounded was first produced in a rolling world premiere by SF Playhouse (California), Borderlands Theatre (Arizona), and Unicorn Theatre (Missouri) as part of the National New Play Network’s Continued Life Program.
- Winner! The Smith Prize for Political Theatre
Winner! Fringe First Award - Edinburg Fringe Festival
Winner! Off-West End Theatre Award for Best Production of 2013
Short-listed for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award
**Named a Top 10 London Play of 2013 by both The Guardian and the London Evening Standard**
“Grounded is a heartbreaking, beautiful, necessary and perfectly-structured solo drama […] an essential story for our times.” – The Scotsman
"A searing piece of writing [...] gripping [...] a must-see." - The Guardian, Read More
“Five Stars. Outstanding.” – The London Standard, Read More
“Gripping […] presents a convincing portrait.” – The New York Times, Read More
“Critic’s Pick. A scorching sharp-eyed, timely script […] lets no one off easy […] clap all you want at the end of the play — and you’ll want to clap a lot — but the game stays with you.” – Time Out New York, Read More
"As close to perfection as is possible to imagine [...] Grounded is a powerful, hallucinogenic experience." - What's On Stage, Read More
“Thought provoking, thoroughly engrossing […] pulses with the rhythms of an epic war poem” - TheaterMania, Read More
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GROUNDED: Contemporary Theatre at Its Best
by Rebecca Schlossberg
June 17, 2015
KeywordsCurrent Events, Death, Feminism, Illness/Health, Love, Marriage, Parenting/Family, Politics, War
- Intense Adult Themes
- Strong Language
- Minimum Fee: $125 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 75 Minutes
A windowless trailer outside Las Vegas.
- Additional Features: No intermission, Multimedia
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
PILOT - a former ace fighter pilot, she has been reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas.
- Non-Traditional casting
- Flexible casting
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
Grounded was first produced in a rolling world premiere by SF Playhouse (California), Borderlands Theatre (Arizona), and Unicorn Theatre (Missouri) as part of the National New Play Network's Continued Life Program.
The UK premiere of Grounded was produced by the Gate Theatre of London at the Traverse Theatre in Scotland in August of 2013, under the direction of Christopher Haydon.
New York Premiere of Grounded was produced by Page 73 Productions (Liz Jones and Asher Richelli, Executive Directors; Michael Walkup, Associate Director)
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