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George Brant’s plays and operas include Grounded, Marie and Rosetta, Into the Breeches!, Elephant’s Graveyard, The Prince of Providence, Tender Age, The Land of Oz, Dark Room, Grizzly Mama, Good on Paper, The Mourners’ Bench, Salvage, Three Voyages of the Lobotomobile, Any Other Name, Defiant, Miracle: A Tragedy, Ashes, NOK, The Lonesome Hoboes, All Talk, One Hand Clapping, The Royal Historian of Oz, Lovely Letters, Three Men in a Boat, Borglum! The Mount Rushmore Musical, Tights on a Wire and Night of the Mime.

Brant's work has been produced internationally by such companies as the Public Theater, The Atlantic Theater Company, Trinity Repertory Company, Cleveland Play House, The Alley Theatre, Studio Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory, City Theatre, Gate Theatre of London, Page 73, Traverse Theatre, Dobama Theatre, and the Disney Channel, among others.

His writing has been generously developed by the Metropolitan Opera, The Playwrights' Center, Asolo Rep, McCarter Theatre Center, New Harmony Project, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, WordBRIDGE Playwright’s Lab, InterAct Theatre, Theatre @ Boston Court, Playwright and Director Center of Moscow, Florida Studio Theatre, Contemporary Drama Festival of Hungary, the Hangar Theatre, and Equity Library Theatre, among others.

His scripts have been awarded a Lucille Lortel Award, an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, a Scotsman Fringe First Award, an Off-West End Theatre Award for Best Production, an NNPN Rolling World Premiere, the Smith Prize, the Keene Prize for Literature, a Theatre Netto Festival Prize, a Creative Workforce Fellowship, the David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award from the Kennedy Center and three Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards. He has received writing fellowships from the James A. Michener Center for Writers, the McCarter Theatre Sallie B. Goodman Artist's Retreat, the MacDowell Colony, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Hermitage Artists' Retreat and the Blue Mountain Center as well as commissions from the Metropolitan Opera, Trinity Repertory Company, Dobama Theatre, Theatre 4, and Cleveland Play House .

George received his MFA in Writing from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin and is a member of the Dramatists Guild. He is published by Samuel French, Oberon Books, Fisher Verlage and Smith & Kraus.

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Katie Folger To Premiere Her One-Woman Show GETTING IN BED WITH THE PIZZA MAN

Kaite Folger is set to premiere her one-woman show, GETTING IN BED WITH THE PIZZA MAN at El Portal in May 2024.

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC And More Announced for Mainstage Irving-las Colinas 2024-2025 Season

Discover the exciting new 24-25 season lineup from MainStage Irving-Las Colinas. Get a sneak peek into the captivating performances and theatrical experiences that await you this season.

Atlanta Opera Presents Its Third Annual 96-Hour Opera Festival

Join the Atlanta Opera for its third annual 96-Hour Opera festival from June 15-17. The event features the world premiere of 'Forsyth County is Flooding (with the Joy of Lake Lanier)'.

Dobama Theatre Unveils 24/25 Season Of Comedies, Award Winners, And Premieres

Discover the line-up for Dobama Theatre's 24/25 season, featuring comedies, award winners, and premieres. Learn about the shows and see how to purchase tickets.

WAITRESS, FAT HAM & More Set for San Francisco Playhouse 2024/25 Season

San Francisco Playhouse has revealed its 22nd season, to be presented September 2024 to September 2025. See the full lineup and learn how to purchase tickets.

GROUNDED to Play The Belle Theatre Beginning This Month

The Belle Theatre will present Grounded from March 29th - April 7th, 2024. Learn more about the production here!

Daniela Candillari to Lead Arizona Opera's DON GIOVANNI

Daniela Candillari's 2023-2024 season will continue in April with a return to Arizona Opera, where she will lead four performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni in Phoenix. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets!

GROUNDED by Jeanine Tesori to Open The Metropolitan Opera's 2024�"25 Season

The Metropolitan Opera has unveiled the 2024–25 season lineup. Learn about the operas being presented and see how to purchase tickets.

Milwaukee Rep Announces PRELUDE TO A KISS THE MUSICAL World Premiere and More for 2024/25 Season

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announces its 2024/25 Season, featuring award-winning titles, world premieres, and more. Get all the details in the press release attached.

INTO THE BREECHES to Open at Theatre 40 in March

'Into the Breeches! A comedy by George Brant opens at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills, CA.

Page 73 Names jose sebastian alberdi 2024 Playwriting Fellow & Unveils 2024 Writers Group

Page 73 has named jose sebastian alberdi its 2024 Playwriting Fellow, the organization’s most prestigious award.

Cast Set for INTO THE BREECHES at Gulfshore Playhouse

Gulfshore Playhouse announces the cast of 'Into the Breeches!', a delightful backstage comedy set during World War II.

VIDEO: Washington National Opera Presents The 11th Season Of American Opera Initiative Featuring Three World Premieres

Washington National Opera will present the 11th season of American Opera Initiative (AOI), an acclaimed initiative to commission and present new American operas, on January 19, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. T

Bay Street Theater To Host A Theatrical Excursion To Naples, FL In March

Join Bay Street Theater for a theatrical excursion to Naples, FL in March.

Washington National Opera to Present The 11th Season Of American Opera Initiative Featuring Three World Premieres

Washington National Opera will present the 11th season of American Opera Initiative featuring three world premieres of 20-minute chamber operas.

Page 73 to Present World Premiere of Majkin Holmquist's STARGAZERS, Directed By Colette Robert

Page 73 presents the world premiere of Majkin Holmquist's 'Stargazers,' directed by Colette Robert. This eerie and funny play explores the buried histories of a haunted family farm and the tensions of a polarized society. Don't miss the Off-Broadway debut of 2023 Page 73 Playwriting Fellow Majkin Holmquist.

EXPORT QUALITY Based On True Stories Of Mail-Order Brides From The Philippines to be Presented at HERE Arts Center

EXPORT QUALITY is a limited run theatrical exploration based on true stories of mail-order brides from the Philippines. Directed by Sonoko Kawahara, this production presents a compelling narrative by Erica Miguel, Carolyn Antonio, and Dorotea Mendoza.

Washington National Opera to Present THE LION, THE UNICORN, AND ME in December

Washington National Opera will present 'The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me,' a family opera retelling the Nativity story. Don't miss this enchanting production at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater from December 8-10.

Review: GROUNDED at Kennedy Center

The beautiful blue skies that Jess, an F-16 fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force, soars through from the mighty heights above soon become mottled with dismal greys ---as she plummets into mental despair and confusion after being Grounded. In the paradigm-changing opera which is a World Premiere by the Washington National Opera, Jess continues to work (after pregnancy, marriage, and having a daughter) as a professional who pilots drones remotely from a trailer park in Las Vegas.

Review Roundup: Jeanine Tesori's GROUNDED at the Washington National Opera

Washington National Opera opened its 2023–2024 season with the world premiere of Grounded. Composed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jeanine Tesori with a libretto adapted by George Brant from his eponymous play, and directed by Tony Award® winner Michael Mayer, Grounded is commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera and co-produced with the Washington National Opera.


How many Broadway shows has George Brant been in?

George Brant has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has George Brant been in?

George Brant has not appeared in the West End.

How many shows has George Brant written?

George Brant has written 1 shows including Marie and Rosetta (Playwright).

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