Playwright Talbott was named the inaugural winner of the Laurents-Hatcher Award for his comedy about a gay playwright (Groff) who writes under the female pen name and earns acclaim for his drama about an African-American family.
According to MCC Theater, "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."
Here's a look at the cast and creative team:
Jonathan Groff, Rutina Wesley, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Will Rogers and the Creative Team of The Submission Meet the Press
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