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By Colman Domingo

Electronic ISBN: 9781783195572

In 2010, Domingo's self-penned play A Boy and His Soul premiered Off-Broadway on the winery Theater, for which he received GLAAD Award: amazing big apple Theater: Broadway & Off–Broadway and a Lucille Lortel Award for remarkable Solo convey. He used to be additionally nominated for a Drama table Award and a Drama League Award.

Where do you get SOUL? From looking at your mom and dad promote the home you grew up in? From learning the kinfolk mystery approximately your loopy cousin? Or from the formative years documents present in your parents’ basement? From Stevie, Aretha, Marvin, Chaka, Barry, Gladys…and Colman. Propelled by way of the beat of vintage soul, tender R&B and disco, this can be the soundtrack of a boy’s coming of age in 70s and 80s Philadelphia.

A Boy and His Soul used to be the recipient of the Lucille Lortel Award most sensible Solo convey, GLAAD Media Award most sensible Play On or Off Broadway and the ITBA most sensible Solo exhibit awards.

"A blazingly charismatic performer." long island Times

"Personal, poignant and pungent… [an] evocative, relocating piece a few guy who reveals himself and a wide a part of his id via music." The Stage

"A attractive and gentle one-man show." day-by-day Telegraph

"Its sprinkling of sharp observations coupled with a heartfelt love for the song makes A Boy and His Soul demanding to resist." What's On Stage

"The characters created by way of Domingo… are so vibrant, so likeable, so easily but vividly embodied… it's tough to resist." authentic London Theatre

"Leaves you yelping for more." Observer

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I’ve got to…I’ve got to…I’ve got to get it on. ) Now that is the Sound of Philadelphia. rother. ” Look at all this! Ahhh! ) 43 Stevie Wonder Marvin Gaye Curtis Mayfield Donny Hathaway The Silvers with those big ass afros! The Spinners The Temptations The Commodores Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes Gladys Night and the Pips… LTD, Love Tenderness and Devotion…damn, Can I get a Witness? Luther Vandross Barry White Phyllis Hyman Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan, Chaka Khan! And Switch! There’ll never be a better love.

Domingo as an actor has starred on Broadway in Passing Strange, Chicago, Well and The Scottsboro Boys and has worked in films such as Lee Daniel’s The Butler, Lincoln, Red Hook Summer, Passing Strange, Miracle at St. Ana, King of the Bingo Game and Newlyweeds among others. 33 For Edie, Clarence, Rick, Averie and Phillip. 34 Characters All characters are played by one man with just a simple gesture. There is something about the magic of one person transforming without the use of clothing changes etc.

She just looked at me this little skinny child of nine and said, 52 EDIE: Turn that up for me son. ) O Sweetheart…just hold open your hands! Let god see that you are open for change. Right Ree Ree! ) JAY: On a humid eastern night sat a boy and his mommy. Listening to Aretha and holding small hands and a pocketbook, waiting… Sometimes in the summer when the sky is clear, and the moon is new, I turn on some Aretha and hold these hands wide open. Lord knows my heart, my soul, the federal government, and the woman who still calls me every so often from the student loan repayment center, still craves New Money, New Experiences and New Dreams for me!

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