A Boy and His Soul by Colman Domingo

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: notable big apple Theater: Broadway & Off–Broadway and a Lucille Lortel Award for amazing Solo convey. He was once additionally nominated for a Drama table Award and a Drama League Award.

Where do you get SOUL? From staring at your mom and dad promote the home you grew up in? From researching the relations mystery approximately your loopy cousin? Or from the youth files present in your parents’ basement? From Stevie, Aretha, Marvin, Chaka, Barry, Gladys…and Colman. Propelled by means of the beat of vintage soul, tender 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 express, GLAAD Media Award most sensible Play On or Off Broadway and the ITBA top Solo exhibit awards.

"A blazingly charismatic performer." manhattan 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 delicate 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 difficult to resist." What's On Stage

"The characters created through Domingo… are so vibrant, so likeable, so easily but vividly embodied… it truly is tough to resist." legit London Theatre

"Leaves you yelping for more." Observer

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But you know what I mean! I was my mother’s special boy, my pop’s mmmp, mmmp, mmmp. And Rick and Averie’s little brother who admired Kangol hats and the hustle and the music. ) “I can’t see anything wrong with sex between two consenting anybodies. I think we make far too much of it. After all one’s genitals are just one important part of the magnificent human body. I contend that SEX IS SEX and LOVE IS LOVE. When combined they work well together. But they are really two discrete needs and should be treated as such.

Who let this cheap “bougie” muthafucka with the big-ass belt on come up in through here, bustin’ my coochie! JAY: I was so embarrassed. So I said, Rick, please can we go to the bar and get a drink, better yet, let’s go outside for a while please, I need some air. RICK: A’ight, A’ight… 64 JAY: Rick, there is something I gotta tell you. I guess there really is no time like the present. Big Brother, I’m about to take a big step with you here. And he’s like, RICK: What? What? JAY: I can’t believe it!

JAY: I guess. RICK: Like cousin Siferdean? ) Hell NO! I mean yes! I mean no! I mean kinda. RICK: You are? ) Yeah. RICK: I don’t care, man, I love you anyway. JAY: And of course I’m like AWWWWW! I am bawling, I mean Telemundo novella bawling. RICK: Yo. Brother, I’m honored you feel that you can trust me. Don’t worry, man. This is just between you and me.

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