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: remarkable ny Theater: Broadway & Off–Broadway and a Lucille Lortel Award for awesome Solo exhibit. 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 studying the kinfolk mystery approximately your loopy cousin? Or from the formative years documents present in your parents’ basement? From Stevie, Aretha, Marvin, Chaka, Barry, Gladys…and Colman. Propelled via 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 used to be 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 appealing and soft 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 way of Domingo… are so vibrant, so likeable, so easily but vividly embodied… it truly is tricky to resist." legit London Theatre
"Leaves you yelping for more." Observer
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A ritual – to fill it with blessings. The Sultry Voice on the radio sent out a special request. RADIO ANNOUNCER: This goes out to Wakim Abdul Shafir in South West Philly with love from his foxy lady, 51 Stacey from Mount Airy. Keep it right here all night, on the quiet storm WDAS FM. ) EDIE: Jay Jay… Listen. JAY: My mother gazed longingly at the New Moon. I gazed in silence too. No words just eyes calling on the moon. And the sound of the background singers setting the tone. In an instant, with just the sound of a song, I saw my mother’s thoughts leave the modest backyard of the low-income row home.
JAY: I can’t believe it! I just blurted it out. RICK I’M GAY! Now, I had no intention of coming out at this moment but with the crack ho stripper, dill pickle and all – well I just couldn’t help myself. RICK: You’re what? JAY: I said…I’m gay! RICK: Like a three-dollar bill? JAY: I guess. RICK: As a Christmas tree? 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!
And bring me that transistor! JAY: In the backyard of that house, when I was young, Mom and I would chill out on balmy eastern nights listening to the quiet storm on WDAS FM that started at around 11pm. In the summer I could stay up as long as I wanted to, and my mother’s company was the best. We would sit and she would tell me stories of when she was my age. She was the youngest of eleven children in a very poor family. When she was my age, she would play with her cut-out paper dolls and she and her cutouts would speak French as she imagined (mock French) and she and her cut-outs would travel to foreign lands.
A Boy and His Soul by Colman Domingo