George Brant Wins NNPN's 2012 Smith Prize for Grounded
In the play, an F-16 pilot is "repurposed" to fly drones following her unexpected pregnancy. She struggles through surreal 12-hour shifts far from the battlefield, hunting terrorists by day and being a wife and mother by night.
Brant's plays include Elephant's Graveyard, The Mourners' Bench, Any Other Name, Good on Paper, and Dark Room, among others. His work has been produced and developed by such companies as Trinity Repertory Company, The Kennedy Center, Cleveland Play House, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and many more.
In addition to upcoming development work with the New Harmony Project and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Grounded will receive a staged reading at NNPN's Annual Conference at Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, MO on June 8, directed by Artistic Director Cynthia Levin.