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Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble brings Grounded to the Hahne August 27-September 6, 2014

Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble brings Grounded to the Hahne August 27-September 6, 2014

Aug 22, 2014


“I can’t think of a single American who shouldn’t see this play.”

– Chicago Stage Standard

Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble (BMTE), Southeast Ohio’s professional theater company, is producing Grounded, a new one-woman play written by George Brant.  The play has received rave reviews from London, to Australia, to New York, to San Francisco, and the list of awards and nominations keeps getting longer!  BMTE will produce the tightly wrought drama August 27--September 6, 2014, at the Hahne Theater on the campus of Ohio University.

In this tense drama, an unexpected pregnancy ends an ace fighter pilot’s career in the sky.  Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns 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.  The production, directed by BMTE company member Emily Prince, features Marissa Wolf in the role of “The Pilot.”  

BMTE is generously supported by the Ohio Arts Council, the Kleinpenny Educational Fund, the Athens Foundation, the Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the O’Bleness Foundation.


WHO:           Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble presents Grounded


WHERE:      The Hahne Theater, Kantner Hall, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio


WHEN:        Wednesday, August 27 – Saturday, August 30 at 8pm

                       Sunday, August 31 at 2pm

                       Wednesday, September 3 – Saturday, September 6 at 8pm


TICKETS:    Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors 60+, and $14 for students



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The Company of Grounded

George Brant (Playwright) George Brant’s plays include Grounded, Elephant’s Graveyard, The Mourners’ Bench, Salvage, Three Voyages of the Lobotomobile, Grizzly Mama, Any Other Name, Defiant, Dark Room, Miracle: A Tragedy, Good on Paper, Ashes, NOK, The Lonesome Hoboes, and One Hand Clapping.

Emily Prince (Director) is the Development Director for Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville Ohio. Previously she was the Director of ARTS/West: Athens Community Gateway to the Arts. Her professional theater career started as she served as stage manager for The Harold Prince Musical Theatre Program. She was the Associate Artistic Director of The Directors Company and while in New York she worked as a producer, stage manager, actor, director, casting director, literary manager, and dramaturge. She worked for The Lark Theater, The National Arts Club, Kesselring Committee Award in Playwriting, and the Harold Prince Musical Theater Program. She graduated in the inaugural class of Leadership Athens County and served as Co-Chair of the Leadership Athens County Alumni Network for two years. She also serves on the Ohio Citizens for the Arts board.

Marissa Wolf (The Pilot) Marissa Wolf is an NYC actor/teacher/writer, originally from the great state of New Jersey. She received her BFA in acting from NYU, her MFA in acting from Ohio University, and is currently a teaching artist with Arts for All in NYC.  She is a member of the New York Madness Acting Company as well as a writer for Select credits include Wait Until Dark (Suzy Hendrix), Sakharam Binder (Lakshmi), The Crucible (Elizabeth Proctor), Last of the Red Hot Lovers (Jeanette Fisher), Hamlet (Gertrude), The Illusion  (Lyse, Elecia, Clarina), The Cherry Orchard (Varya), Three Sisters (Olga).  Fiddler On the Roof (Chava), A Little Night Music (Charlotte), and Medea Redux.

Michael Lincoln (Lighting and Scenic Designer) Michael Lincoln’s professional lighting design career numbers well over 300 productions in theatre, opera and dance. He has designed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regionally and internationally for more than 30 years. He has had long associations with Indiana Repertory Theatre, Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas, Studio Theatre in Washington, DC, Los Angeles Ballet and the Santa Fe Opera. Michael is a Phi Beta Kappa member who taught for 14 years at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and at the University of Southern California and is now Artistic Director/Division Head for the Ohio University Theater Division.

Justen Locke (Lighting and Scenic Designer) Justen Locke is a second year scenic and lighting design Master of Fine Arts candidate at Ohio University.  He won several awards for his designs at KCACTF including two “Excellence in Design” awards and a “Meritorious Achievement in Scenic Design.”  He’s worked professional for many years at the Texas Shakespeare Festival where he designed The Enchanted Forest (scenic), and The Book of Luke (lighting).  Other lighting designs include Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street; Metamorphosis; Anatomy of Grey; and Romeo and Juliet.  Scenic designs include …And the Rain Came to Mayfield; and All My Sons.


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