Grounded

written by George Brant

"Director, Victor Kalka has given us a version [...] that has wisely put very few barriers between the page and the heart."
- Judith Greenaway, Sydney Arts Guide

 

written by George Brant
directed by Victor Kalka
with Alice Birbara as 'The Pilot'
Robot Sparrow Theatre Company, Sydney Fringe Festival 2016

When an ace F16 fighter pilot unexpectedly falls pregnant, her career in the sky ends. Upon returning from leave, she is reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, sitting in the desert in Nevada whilst hunting terrorists in Afghanistan - fighting a war and still returning to her family each night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away.

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