George Brant’s plays include Grounded, Marie and Rosetta, Into the Breeches!, The Prince of Providence, Tender Age, Elephant’s Graveyard, and The Land of Oz. His scripts have been translated into 15 languages and performed in 24 countries by such companies as the Public Theater, the Atlantic Theater Company, Cleveland Play House, Trinity Repertory Company, the Studio Theatre, London’s Gate Theatre, Page 73, and Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre, among others.
Brant has received a Lucille Lortel Award, an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, the Smith Prize, a Scotsman Fringe First Award, an Off-West End Theatre Award, an NNPN Rolling World Premiere, the Teatro Netto Festival Grand Prize, and the Keene Prize for Literature.
He has been commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera, Trinity Repertory Company, Dobama Theatre and Cleveland Play House and awarded fellowships from the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, MacDowell Colony, the McCarter Theatre Center, New Harmony Project, Blue Mountain Center, Hermitage Artist’s Retreat, and the Michener Center for Writers.
Brant is published by Samuel French, Oberon Books and Smith & Kraus. He is currently working on stage adaptations of the novels Crooked River Burning and Rust: A Memoir of Steel and Grit, as well as an adaptation of his own play Grounded for the Metropolitan Opera with music by Jeanine Tesori.
41 Madison Ave, 33rd Floor
New York, NY 10010
WRITTEN BY GEORGE BRANT
CLOSES JUL 25, 2021
DIRECTED BY HENRY GODINEZ
When Martín applies for a position at the local Walmart-turned-Detention Center, he is dismayed to discover he'll be working as a security guard for a warehouse full of children, some as young as his own, separated from their families at the nearby Texan border. The steady paycheck, however, outweighs Martín's misgivings—until a strange epidemic grips the facility, and Martín faces a moral reckoning. Stark and propulsive, Tender Age joins Brant’s Grounded (Studio, 2014) as a play about living at the edge of your ethics.
George Brant's new play TENDER AGE will receive a digital production courtesy of Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C. The play will stream from July 2-July 25th, 2021. More information here: https://www.studiotheatre.org/plays/play-detail/2020-2021-tender-age
The Arkansas Repertory Theatre has announced a return to in-person programming with its 2021 “Rep Outdoors” series. The series will feature two full productions and a concert in produced partnership with the City of Little Rock.
“If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s how much we all crave being out in the world and sharing experiences with our families, friends, and neighbors,” executive artistic director Will Trice said in a statement. “That’s exactly what live theatre provides, and these immersive productions give us the chance to enjoy our city’s beautiful community spaces in a whole new way.”
The series will begin with the play Marie and Rosetta by George Brant, featuring the music of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a native of Cotton Plant, Ark. The play follows Tharpe’s first rehearsal with protegé Marie Knight as they prepare for a musical tour. Steve H. Broadnax III will direct. The production will run July 13-Aug. 1 at War Memorial Park.
The Prince of Providence, written by George Brant and based on the Mike Stanton book of the same name. Taibi Magar will direct this revival of Trinity Rep’s 2019 production about Providence’s deep and complicated relationship with their charismatic but corrupt former mayor Buddy
George Brant's Into the Breeches! will be featured in Northlight Theatre's 2019-19 season. It runs from May 9th to June 16th.