The British Council supported the US premiere of 'Grounded' in Washington DC, written by George Brant and directed by Christopher Hayden.
The British Council proudly supported the official US premiere of the Gate Theatre (London)'s production of Grounded, written by George Brant and directed by Christopher Haydon, from June 10-29, 2014 at the Studio Theatre in Washington, DC.
In addition to the play, there were also three post-show panel conversations on drone warfare. Part of Studio Theatre's New British Invasion Festival and Plays in Context series, the panel series was produced in partnership with the British Council.
Synopsis and Awards
When a hot-shot fighter pilot's unexpected pregnancy grounds her, she is reassigned to fly drones in Afghanistan from a trailer outside Vegas. This gripping solo show explores the screened-in, greyed-out, hyped-up world of remote warfare.
Grounded won a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013, and landed on the Top Ten of 2013 lists for the Guardian and the London Standard. The play also won the 2012 Smith Prize for Best Play on American political themes, and was recently long-listed for the James Tait Black Prize for Drama in the UK.