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

Where do you get SOUL? From observing your mom and dad promote the home you grew up in? From gaining knowledge of the family members 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 via the beat of vintage soul, soft 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 top Solo express, GLAAD Media Award most sensible Play On or Off Broadway and the ITBA top Solo convey awards.

"A blazingly charismatic performer." big apple Times

"Personal, poignant and pungent… [an] evocative, relocating piece a couple of guy who reveals himself and a wide a part of his id 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 demanding to resist." What's On Stage

"The characters created by way of 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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The headliner was EARTH, WIND AND FIRE! Well, to me, a classically trained violinist – I thought it would be a big YAWN!!! So I sat smoking my Newport cigarette, that I blackmailed my fifteen-year-old big sister into giving me or 9-YEAR-OLD JAY: I’mma tell Mommy you smokin’ if you don’t give me one! JAY: You see I was a nerd but I had an inner-city bad boy deep within! I looked at all of the pretty black faces in the crowd. Some woman with an Afro bigger than Angela Davis’ looked at me with disapproval as if to say, ANGELA DAVIS AFRO ROCKIN’ WOMAN: That’s a damn shame… Smokin’!!!

Trying to hide a lot of pain. Wearing masks and glittery gloves. But you can’t hide from yourself. Right Teddy? You can’t hide from the soul. ) You can’t hide from yourself… Anywhere you go, there you are Remember son; there is always a message in the music. (CLARENCE riffs with TEDDY for a bit. ) JAY: How could my parents leave this music behind? Did the world change that much? It had to be an accident. Listen to the way that these people express themselves in this music. With so much passion and spirit.

Filled with Soul! (He puts a record on the stereo. ) This is the sound of a soul. Philly, New York, San Francisco and everywhere in-between! The sound of a backyard barbecue in the ghetto, the slick juicy sound of Don Cornelius, my nappy hair being picked out for Sunday school and watchful childhood eyes. My Soul Music is my sanctuary, y’all…Soul Music is my life. ) This is the sound of my “Young America”. Double-Dutch and Penny Candy, Hot and Cold Butter Beans Come and Get your Supper! Corn Rows and Braids!

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