Grounded

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. Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns to her family each night...

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    75 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

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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. 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.

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Accolades

  • The Smith Prize for Political Theatre
    Fringe First Award - Edinburg Fringe Festival 
    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**

Reviews


 “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” - TheatreMania, Read More

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Videos

  • George Brant on Grounded
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Setting:

    A windowless trailer outside Las Vegas. 

  • Additional Features: No intermission, Multimedia
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

1f

PILOT - a former ace fighter pilot, she has been reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas. 

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

George Brant

George Brant’s plays include Grounded, Marie and Rosetta, Elephant’s Graveyard, The Mourners’ Bench, Into the Breeches!, Any Other Name, Salvage, Grizzly Mama, Three Voyages of the Lobotomobile, and Dark Room. An Affiliate Writer at the Playwrights' Center, his scripts have been produced internationally by the Public T ...

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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)

To view footage of Grounded, CLICK HERE

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