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: amazing ny Theater: Broadway & Off–Broadway and a Lucille Lortel Award for striking Solo express. He was once 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 researching the relatives mystery approximately your loopy cousin? Or from the youth documents present in your parents’ basement? From Stevie, Aretha, Marvin, Chaka, Barry, Gladys…and Colman. Propelled via the beat of vintage soul, soft 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 convey, GLAAD Media Award top Play On or Off Broadway and the ITBA top Solo convey awards.
"A blazingly charismatic performer." long island Times
"Personal, poignant and pungent… [an] evocative, relocating piece a couple of guy who reveals himself and a wide a part of his identification 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 tune 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's tricky to resist." legit London Theatre
"Leaves you yelping for more." Observer
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A Boy and His Soul by Colman Domingo