Three Bone Theatre Tackles Challenging Topics in the Charlotte Premiere of THE SUBMISSION
Danny has written a complex new drama about an African-American family trying to get out of the Projects, and it has just been selected for the nation's preeminent play festival. Problem is: Danny, a young white playwright, submitted the work under a pen name in the hope of increasing its chances for production. So he hires Emilie, a black actress, to stand in for him as author. What starts as a terrible idea becomes more and more terrible as Danny drags Emilie, his boyfriend, and his best friend down a long and dirty path of truth, lies, revelation and betrayal. A fiercely funny and intelligent new comic drama about the words we use to describe each other -- and the things we'll do to get what we want.
The Submission was the inaugural winner of the Laurents/Hatcher Award, given each year to an emerging playwright for writing challenging, topical American plays. The play was subsequently produced off-Broadway. It went on to win the Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award for Best New American Play.
Our Community Partner for The Submission is The Possibility Project-Charlotte
The Possibility Project-Charlotte is an organization that empowers teenagers to transform the negative forces in their lives and communities into positive action. Using the performing arts and community action as vehicles, we develop the next generation of engaged community leaders. The Possibility Project-Charlotte brings together youth, ages 13-19, from various schools, neighborhoods and backgrounds, to participate in one or more ensembles at Spirit Square. Each ensemble meets weekly to increase their understanding of cultural and social issues, to improve their communication skills and their ability to resolve conflicts, to identify their personal leadership qualities and their potential as future decision-makers, and to understand the value and opportunities of service to their communities. Three Bone Theatre will donate 20% of net profits from The Submission to The Possibility Project-Charlotte.
Three Bone Theatre's Classroom Series
Three Bone Theatre is turning the traditional talk-back model on its head by going out and engaging with our community for feedback and insight during the rehearsal process. For The Submission we will partner with alumni from The Possibility Project-Charlotte to explore race and privilege, analyze script excerpts, and create new art moments inspired by the story. The Classroom Series was made possible, in part, with funding from ASC, the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
Three Bone Theatre presents the Charlotte Premiere of The Submission
By Jeff Talbott, Directed by Sidney Horton
August 17-19, 24-26 at 8:00pm
Duke Energy Theatre at Spirit Square
Tickets: $22 in advance at www.threebonetheatre.com, $28 at the door
20% of net profits from The Submission will be donated to our community partner, The Possibility Project-Charlotte
The Submission contains strong adult themes and language and is not recommended for those under 18