The Submission

By Jeff Talbott
Directed by Carla Troconis ’19
Produced by Henry Brooks ’19 and Christina Bianco ’17


Adams Pool Theater

Friday, September 30th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 1st at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 2nd at 1:30 p.m.


The Submission follows the story of Danny, a young gay playwright, whose new play about a black mother and her son trying to get out of the projects has just been accepted into the nation’s preeminent theater festival. Scared of backlash due to his inexperience with his writing material, he hires Emilie, a black actress, to pretend to be the writer. As they work to put on Danny’s show, the lies pile up, shaky alliances are forged, and the darker sides of both Emilie and Danny are brought out. The Submission explores the crucial contemporary issue of support (or lack thereof) between marginalized groups.

This show features strong, offensive language. The show will have talkbacks after performances, where the themes and topics of The Submission are discussed with actors, academics, and of course, the audience.

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Danny … Casey Goggin
Emilie … Meghan Onserio
Trevor … Rob Cooper
Pete … Ryan Kapur


Director … Carla Troconis
Producers … Henry Brooks and Christina Bianco
Community¬†Liaison … Nicholas Whittaker
Stage Manager … Camille Belanger
Lighting Design … Kat Zhou
Set Design … Trevor Mullin
Co-Technical Director … Desmond Green
Co-Technical Director … Gabby Preston
Sound Design … Dan Kim
Costume Design … Shannon Beattie
Properties Design … Audrey Effenberger
Production Advisor … Federico Roitman