Pozniak '18 stars in "Grounded"

Alexandra Pozniak '18 (Waunakee, WI) stars in George Brandt piece, directed by professor David Wiles.

Nov. 10, 2016
  • Alexandra Pozniak '18 in "Grounded"Alexandra Pozniak '18 stars in Grounded, a one-woman show on life of a headstrong F16 fighter pilot.Peycen Ouyang '18

  • Alexandra Pozniak '18 rehearses for Grounded, a one-woman show on life of a headstrong F16 fighter pilot.Peycen Ouyang '18

  • Alexandra Pozniak '18 stars in "Grounded," a one-woman show on life of a headstrong F16 fighter pilot.Peycen Ouyang '18

  • Alexandra Pozniak '18 rehearses for Grounded, a one-woman show on life of a headstrong F16 fighter pilot.Peycen Ouyang '18

  • Alexandra Pozniak '18 rehearses for Grounded, a one-woman show on life of a headstrong F16 fighter pilot.Peycen Ouyang '18

  • Alexandra Pozniak '18 rehearses for Grounded, a one-woman show on life of a headstrong F16 fighter pilot.Peycen Ouyang '18

Seamlessly blending the personal and the political, the Carleton Players presented "Grounded" in late October.

The play tells the story of a hot-rod F16 fighter pilot whose unexpected pregnancy ends her career in the sky. Repurposed to flying remote-controlled drones in the Middle East from an air-conditioned trailer near Las Vegas, the pilot struggles through surreal 12-hour shifts far from the battlefield, hunting terrorists by day and being a wife and mother by night.

A tour de force play for one actress, "Grounded" flies from the heights of lyricism to the shallows of workaday existence, targeting our assumptions about war, family, and the power of storytelling.