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: notable big apple Theater: Broadway & Off–Broadway and a Lucille Lortel Award for extraordinary Solo convey. He was once 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 gaining knowledge of the kinfolk mystery approximately your loopy cousin? Or from the adolescence documents present in your parents’ basement? From Stevie, Aretha, Marvin, Chaka, Barry, Gladys…and Colman. Propelled by means of 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 used to be the recipient of the Lucille Lortel Award top Solo exhibit, GLAAD Media Award most sensible Play On or Off Broadway and the ITBA most sensible Solo express awards.
"A blazingly charismatic performer." big apple 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 track 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's tricky to resist." legitimate London Theatre
"Leaves you yelping for more." Observer
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63 In these acts of impersonation, the actor was considered comparable to the renegade who, having fallen from the path of righteousness, seeks to lure others into damnation with worldly spectacle and carnal delight. Plays are thus determined “the inventions of the devil . . 64 As a former playwright, Stephen Gosson figures himself as one redeemed in his Playes Confuted in five Actions (1582). He explains, The devil is not ignorant how mightely these outward spectacles effeminate and soften the hearts of men, vice is learned [in] beholding, sense is tickled, desire pricked, & those impressions of mind are secretly conveyed over to the gazers, which the players do counterfeit on the stage.
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A Boy and His Soul by Colman Domingo