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 ny Theater: Broadway & Off–Broadway and a Lucille Lortel Award for impressive 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 learning the family members mystery approximately your loopy cousin? Or from the adolescence files 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 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." long island 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 delicate 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 not easy 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." professional London Theatre
"Leaves you yelping for more." Observer
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Every teenager wants to be wanted. Wants the girlfriend. Especially if you are a little soft like me because it’s important for your masculinity! It’s important to your family. It’s part of being a strong black man. Rick knew how to talk to girls, All of the guys in the songs knew how to talk to girls. I was still trying. I would give it my best shot. I 59 would put on my favorite purple paisley polyester print pullover and I would put on my favorite song and POSE!!! ) Somehow I didn’t think that would be the way to pick up girls.
Left behind in the movin’ on up of the 1990s was the music that made our house a happy home. 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”.
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.
A Boy and His Soul by Colman Domingo