Tomorrow at 5pm, we have a great opportunity to put Grounded into even more context: a conversation with Dan Fesperman, the author of Unmanned.

In this interview with the Baltimore Post-Examiner, Fesperman gives us a sneak peek into the sorts of things we may hear in more depth tomorrow.

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Get a taste — then check out the whole thing in our intimate Mulitz-Gudelsky Lab Theater!

This piece in yesterday’s Washington Post shows that Grounded isn’t going to stop being topical anytime soon.  The Obama administration is allowing sales of armed drones more widely, not just to the UK.  Armed drones will only be sold to allies making a good case for them, but countries from Italy to Turkey are hoping to take advantage of the policy change.

The history of women in the US military isn’t all about being in the air, and ultimately, our Pilot too is on the ground.  Check out the WAC and WAAC (Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps) chapter of the US Army’s site.

On a personal note, you can read about my family’s WAC ties and the awards my grandmother received 68 years after she earned them.

Ugly Lies The Bone

Posted: February 3, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Roundabout Theatre has announced the world premiere of another play about a woman in the US military who is coming home from war.  Ugly Lies The Bone by Lindsey Ferrentino takes this concept in a different direction, with a protagonist who is injured and uses technology to heal — via video game therapy — rather than to continue waging war.  However, it speaks to the larger conversation we’re having in contemporary theater, of which Grounded is an important part.

Drone Photography

Posted: January 30, 2015 in Uncategorized
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As we see in Grounded, looking through the eye of a drone allows us to see things we never could otherwise.  While this has dramatic implications for the military, it’s also being used by photographers to explore different worldviews.

Listen to George Brant talk about writing Grounded, tackling topic issues, and seeing productions across the country.