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: awesome long island Theater: Broadway & Off–Broadway and a Lucille Lortel Award for striking Solo exhibit. He used to be 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 files present in your parents’ basement? From Stevie, Aretha, Marvin, Chaka, Barry, Gladys…and Colman. Propelled by means of the beat of vintage soul, gentle 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 express, GLAAD Media Award top Play On or Off Broadway and the ITBA most sensible Solo convey awards.
"A blazingly charismatic performer." long island Times
"Personal, poignant and pungent… [an] evocative, relocating piece a few guy who unearths 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 track makes A Boy and His Soul tough to resist." What's On Stage
"The characters created by means of Domingo… are so vibrant, so likeable, so easily but vividly embodied… it truly is tricky to resist." authentic London Theatre
"Leaves you yelping for more." Observer
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The archives of our memory. Time: Today, Yesterday and Tomorrow. Author’s Note: This play SHOULD NOT be read without the required music if possible. The music is a major component to the piece. The piece is also very physical and it moves at a quick pace of about 85 minutes with no intermission. Have fun. Read this play with a glass of scotch and wearing your favorite Kaftan. Enjoy. Seriously tho. A Kaftan. 36 Music Playlist 1 “THE SOUND OF PHILADELPHIA (TSOP)” Songwriters/Composers: Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff Performed by: The Three Degrees Publishers/Administrators: 1.
Awww shit. I just have to marinate on this for a minute. After almost burning down the backyard during a family barbecue, my uncle Jerome would be like, UNCLE JEROME: Aw Yeah! That’s my song! Turn that up! Mmph! Hallelujah! Driftin’ on a memory… JAY: Do you know this song? Do you? My family was all about this music. I was born into SOUL MUSIC. My Mom, Edie, came from a large and faithful family where not one but both of her parents were pastors of Baptist churches. The only time you heard secular music in my grandparent’s house was at big family gatherings where the visiting reverend, James Brown, took his cue.
There’s a spark of magic in your eyes… And he would sing to her. Rick, Ave and I would giggle and shhh each other. This is my music! Maybe it’s because my pop would just sing to my mom! ” Love that you saw advertised by K Tel. Love that lasts! You know, when you can sing to the one that you love with an open heart. Even with a little liquor on your breath. That love just 60 may last. ” before the last chorus. ) JAY: My parents’ love was in the music. I could feel it. My love would be in the music too!