"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. Re-purposed 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"
"George Brant's plays include Elephant's Graveyard, The Mourners' Bench, Any Other Name, Salvage, Grizzly Mama, Three Voyages of the Lobotomobile, and Dark Room. A Core Writer at the Playwright's Center, his scripts have been produced internationally by Trinity Repertory Company, City Theatre, the Gate Theatre of London, Page 73, and the Traverse Theatre, among others. He has received a Kennedy Center National Playwriting Award, the Smith Prize, the Keene Prize for Literature and an OAC Individual Excellence Award. He has been awarded writing fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the McCarter Theatre Center, and the Michener Center for Writers. He is published by Oberon Books, Samuel French and Smith & Kraus."