The Submission

by  Jeff Talbott

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  3m, 1f

"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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The Submission

by  Jeff Talbott

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

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.
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Accolades

Reviews

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

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: 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.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

3m, 1f
DANNY – White. 27.
TREVOR – White. 27.
PETE – White. 27.
EMILIE – Black. 27.
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Cast Attributes

  • Role(s) for Black Actor(s)

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Authors

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 produc ...

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

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