Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Submission, by Jeff Talbott

Went to see a play about a gay white playwright who writes a good play about black people. He's worried that it will be rejected because it's "inauthentic", so he hires a black actress to play the part of playwright.

Anyway, his play gets accepted at the prestigious Humana Festival, and predictable racial tension and heartache occurs. But it's quite clever and mostly moves along very quickly.

I really liked the black actress, who played the black actress, who played the playwright, for the playwright.

Yep, this play
is meta that way.

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