GEORGE BRANT (Playwright). His plays include Grounded, Elephant’s Graveyard, The Mourners’ Bench, Any Other Name, Salvage, Grizzly Mama, and Three Voyages of the Lobotomobile. His scripts have been produced internationally by the Public Theater, Trinity Repertory Company, the Studio Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Alley Theatre, Gate Theatre, Page 73, and the Traverse Theatre, among others. Brant’s plays have received a Lucille Lortel Award, the Smith Prize, a Scotsman Fringe First Award, an OAC Individual Excellence Award, an Off-West End Theatre Award, a Theatre Netto Festival Prize, an NNPN Rolling World Premiere and the Keene Prize for Literature. He has received commissions from the Metropolitan Opera, Trinity Repertory Company, Cleveland Play House, Theatre 4 and Dobama Theatre. A proud member of the Dramatists Guild, Brant received his MFA in Writing from the Michener Center at UT-Austin and is published by Samuel French, Oberon Books and Smith & Kraus. He is currently adapting Grounded into a feature film starring Anne Hathaway.