Everyman Theatre World of the Play: A New Top Gun, A New War

GroundedOctober 31, 2014 – Segment 4

We close out the show with a panel discussion I moderated last weekend at Everyman Theatre in Baltimore, part of the World of the Play series, called “A New Top Gun, A New War.”

In this conversation, inspired by Everyman’s current production Grounded, we examined the role of women in the military, motherhood, and the ethics of drone warfare. Joining the conversation were: LCDR Alex Dietrich, an F/A-18F strike fighter pilot from the VFA-41 “Black Aces” of Lemoore, CA; Col. Maren McAvoy, the Vice Commander of the 113th Wing in the District of Columbia Air National Guard; Major Heather Penney, formerly of the 121st Fighter Squadron who now flies in the Air National Guard; and Dr. Faheem Younus, Senior Fellow at the Hoffberger Center for Ethics at the University of Baltimore and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland.