January 13-February 10, 2019

Imagine a Muslim political party, which embraces Islamist and patriarchal values, wins the 2022 France Presidential election.  All with support from Europe’s Socialist party.  The Submission explores this possible reality and its consequences.  Based on Michel Houellebecq’s best-selling novel in France, Germany, and Italy, it will engage and provoke your mind and heart.



SCENA Theatre is Washington’s premier cultural institution for the dramatic arts. We bring the best in international plays to DC, stimulate cultural exchange between local and international artists, and nurture original material for the stage. Founded in 1987 under the leadership of Artistic Director Robert McNamara and Managing Director Amy Schmidt, SCENA produces an annual season of plays, embassy events, and a Workshop Series of staged readings aimed at developing bold new plays from around the globe. Ultimately, SCENA plays a highly unique and vital role in the Washington theater community by presenting exceptional international plays that are second to none. Don’t miss the powerful experience of seeing live theatre in DC by SCENA.