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From The Air Force To The Chair Force

A moment from Grounded, a one-woman show featuring Madeleine Lambert.
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After an unexpected pregnancy, an F-16 pilot gets reassigned to a desk job: flying drones from an armchair in a windowless trailer in Nevada.

The pilot is the character in the play "Grounded," a one-woman show by George Brant that explores the psychological fallout of drone warfare. 

We have this idea that technology is somehow impersonal. But actually, drone warfare is very personal. - Actress Madeleine Lambert

The play opens at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham this Friday and runs through April 4th. Host Frank Stasio talks with director Talya Klein and actress Madeleine Lambert.

Here's the promo video: 

http://vimeo.com/89066590

Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist and the host and creator of "Embodied," a live, weekly radio show and seasonal podcast about sex, relationships & health. She's also the managing editor of WUNC's on-demand content.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.