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 gained GLAAD Award: extraordinary ny Theater: Broadway & Off–Broadway and a Lucille Lortel Award for extraordinary Solo exhibit. He used to be additionally nominated for a Drama table Award and a Drama League Award.
Where do you get SOUL? From gazing your mom and dad promote the home you grew up in? From studying the relations mystery approximately your loopy cousin? Or from the adolescence files present in your parents’ basement? From Stevie, Aretha, Marvin, Chaka, Barry, Gladys…and Colman. Propelled via the beat of vintage soul, delicate R&B and disco, this is often the soundtrack of a boy’s coming of age in 70s and 80s Philadelphia.
A Boy and His Soul was once the recipient of the Lucille Lortel Award most sensible Solo exhibit, GLAAD Media Award top Play On or Off Broadway and the ITBA top Solo convey awards.
"A blazingly charismatic performer." ny Times
"Personal, poignant and pungent… [an] evocative, relocating piece a couple of guy who unearths himself and a wide a part of his id via music." The Stage
"A appealing and gentle one-man show." day-by-day Telegraph
"Its sprinkling of sharp observations coupled with a heartfelt love for the tune makes A Boy and His Soul demanding to resist." What's On Stage
"The characters created through Domingo… are so vibrant, so likeable, so easily but vividly embodied… it really is tough to resist." reputable London Theatre
"Leaves you yelping for more." Observer
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A Boy and His Soul by Colman Domingo