The Playwrights Foundation- See George Brant’s GROUNDED at the 2012 Bay Area Playwrights Festival
The coffee’s a-brewing, the copier’s a-cranking (rewrites), the studio’s a-buzzing: #BAPF 35 rehearsals are in full swing! While they are going at it, let’s zoom in on George Brant, and his play Grounded which will launch the 2012 Bay Area Playwrights Festival this Friday, July 20 at 8pm.
Winner of the 2012 Smith Prize, GROUNDED tells a captivating story of an F-16 fighter pilot who finds herself assigned to (wo)man a UAV Reaper over Afghanistan. Confronted with the challenge of fighting a war by day and being a wife and mother by night, her struggle to compartmentalize her existence becomes more and more difficult as her two realities become increasingly permeable…
“Perhaps it doesn’t come up the first rehearsal, or even the second. Perhaps you’ve distracted them with the research images… or the joke on page 12… But don’t kid yourself; you’ve written a one-person show, sooner or later the dreaded question will rear its head.” What question is that?
Read more about George’s thoughts on writing a one-person show and the question he dreads here on our blog. http://www.playwrightsfoundation.org
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The Bay Area Playwrights Festival
July 20-29 2012
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Friday, July 20
8pm Grounded by George Brant
Saturday, July 21
12 pm Ideation by Aaron Loeb
4pm Brahman/i: A One HIjra Show by Aditi Brennan Kapil
8pm Samsara by Lauren Yee
Sunday, July 22
12pm The Hundred Flowers Project by Christopher Chen
6pm Tea Party by Gordon Dahlquist
Friday, July 27
8pm Brahman/i: A One HIjra Show by Aditi Brennan Kapil
Saturday, July 28
12pm Samsara by Lauren Yee
4pm Tea Party
by Gordon Dahlquist
8pm Ideation by Aaron Loeb
Sunday, July 29
11am Young Theater Makers Showcase
3pm Grounded by George Brant
6pm The Hundred Flowers Project by Christopher Chen
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1695 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
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