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Submission, The - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Submission, The

Jeff Talbott

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

3m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573700439

"The Submission is a raw, unsentimental play about race and gender that exposes the quiet prejudice and intolerance among even our most progressive thinkers. It is both uncomfortable and impossible to not watch." - AP

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - Takes place in various locales, but can done many different ways. The original production was performed on a unit set that transformed through simple touches to the different locations.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

WINNER! Outer Critics Circle Award - John Gassner Award
Shaleeha G'ntamobi's stirring new play about an alcoholic black mother and her card sharp son trying to get out of the projects has just been accepted into the nation's preeminent theater festival. Trouble is, Shaleeha G'ntamobi doesn't exist, except in the imagination of wannabe-playwright Danny Larsen, who created her as a kind of affirmative-action nom-de-plume. But a nom-de-guerre may prove more useful as the lies pile up, shaky alliances are forged, and everyone dear to Danny must decide whether or not to run for cover as the whole thing threatens to blow up in his lily white face.

REVIEWS 

"The Submission is a raw, unsentimental play about race and gender that exposes the quiet prejudice and intolerance among even our most progressive thinkers. It is both uncomfortable and impossible to not watch." - AP, Read More 

"Searing, riveting!" - Miami Herald, Read More


The Submission premiered at the MCC Theatre in New York City in September 2011 under the direction of Walter Bobbie.

Characters

CASTING

3m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Black Actor(s)

DANNY – White. 27.
TREVOR – White. 27.
PETE – White. 27.
EMILIE – Black. 27.
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Jeff Talbott

Jeff Talbott

Jeff Talbott graduated with honors from the Yale School of Drama.  His play The Submission was the inaugural recipient of the Laurents/Hatcher Award in 2011 and was produced Off-Broadway by MCC Theater; it also received the Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award for New American Play in 2012.  It has since been produced around the country, and the Chicago premiere was named one of the best of ... view full profile

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Reviews
Kari Daly 11/5/2015 1:09 PM
Snappy dialogue and brings up some interesting themes about minority groups and appropriating culture. A little heavy handed (in my opinion, Danny's comments are over-the-top racist; would have been meatier if they were more subtle) but would make a great production in the right hands. Appears to be pretty easy to stage. Would work well for community theater as well as for professional theater groups.
michael leeds 7/8/2014 8:54 AM
Wonderful!  
Jesse Allison 11/26/2013 2:22 PM
This was such an amazing play. I don't even know what else to say.

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