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: awesome long island Theater: Broadway & Off–Broadway and a Lucille Lortel Award for impressive 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 getting to know the relations mystery approximately your loopy cousin? Or from the formative years files present in your parents’ basement? From Stevie, Aretha, Marvin, Chaka, Barry, Gladys…and Colman. Propelled through the beat of vintage soul, gentle 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 was once the recipient of the Lucille Lortel Award top Solo express, GLAAD Media Award top Play On or Off Broadway and the ITBA most sensible Solo exhibit awards.
"A blazingly charismatic performer." manhattan Times
"Personal, poignant and pungent… [an] evocative, relocating piece a few guy who reveals himself and a wide a part of his identification via music." The Stage
"A appealing and smooth one-man show." day-by-day Telegraph
"Its sprinkling of sharp observations coupled with a heartfelt love for the track makes A Boy and His Soul challenging to resist." What's On Stage
"The characters created by means of Domingo… are so vibrant, so likeable, so easily but vividly embodied… it truly is tough to resist." reputable London Theatre
"Leaves you yelping for more." Observer
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I made a quick dash to grab Mom’s pocketbook. That was positioned with care on the end table in the living room next to the L-shaped white sofa with the plastic covering. Running, brimming with excitement, almost tripping over Mom’s hot pink Doctor Scholls clogs left on the plastic runner that led to the back door. I handed her her rust-colored pocketbook with the peppermint and butterscotch candy whispering at the bottom! With the look of diamonds and caviar in her eyes and a smile on her lips, my mom threw open the pleather five and dime handbag.
CRACK HO STRIPPER: Hey there slim jim, would you like to watch me make my love come down? ) CRACK HO STRIPPER: Damn, Muthafucka whatchu got on! JAY: Well I had on a Calvin Klein T-shirt, Marithe and François Girbaud jeans, and my Gaultier belt. This was the early Nineties! I loved bigbuckled belts. CRACK HO STRIPPER: Muthafucka that shit hurt. Don’t be coming up in here with some big-ass belt on. But if you do come up here with some big-ass belt on muthafucka, you betta use it! But it’s gonna cost ya!
Unearth the good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful. Plain and simple – truth! LADY GAGA AIN’T GONNA GIVE IT TO YOU! Neither will, what’s her name Edie? RIHANNA! Now, USHER, he’s trying to come with it but he’s got some living to do. Now, Mary J. Blige, De’Angelo, Adele-whoo-I like that thick English girl, big thighs, Lauren Hill, even tho she done lost her damned mind, Jill Scott-you know she from Philly too – they are direct arteries to the roots of soul these days. I can’t get into no – what was that song called Edie?