A woman’s journey from cockpit to cradle
Between the rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Fest and the relevant subject matter (drones, war), Grounded is a modern play par excellence: moving, daring, and a little dark. It follows an American woman and soon to be mom who is used to flying solo as a fighter pilot until a change of plans leads to her drone operator job. A wife and mom, she shuffles between her home stateside and the war-torn areas she targets. In short, it’s drama like you’ve never seen it. Translation? It’s gonna be one hot ticket. General admission. Please arrive on time.
"George Brant's solo play Grounded, which centers on a F16 fighter pilot whose unexpected pregnancy changes the course of her military career, has been named the 2012 winner of the Smith Prize."