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 manhattan Theater: Broadway & Off–Broadway and a Lucille Lortel Award for notable 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 studying the kinfolk mystery approximately your loopy cousin? Or from the youth 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 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 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 tune makes A Boy and His Soul not easy 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." respectable London Theatre

"Leaves you yelping for more." Observer

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Chekhov aimed his sharpest wit against pretentiousness, the puffery of oversized egos; yet even in his most shortsighted and noxious characters he left room for compassion. ”110 Likewise Ibsen and Strindberg, he observed the decay of the aristocracy and the rise of the bourgeoisie. Lopakhin’s purchase of Lyubov Andreevna’s land and turning it into summer cottages in Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard is emblematic of the global transition from wealthy, aristocratic landowners to capitalist dispensers of private property.

But at least they were cared for by feudal structure and organization. By contrast, the new proletariat was conceived of as a social class produced by economic forces of labor and wage relationships. The roots of this transition enabled a sense of economic dislocation, the rise of competitiveness, and the demise of earlier forms of social sympathy and solidarity. Capitalism’s demand for individualism swept away the old order of Introduction 31 feudal unity; the new class of poor was completely cast adrift.

He read voraciously and knew virtually every important thinker of his age; yet he denied being influenced by anyone. He supported human rights; yet he viewed society as a mob of trolls clamoring for conformity. He preached non-conformity; yet he was fiercely disciplined, writing a new play virtually every two years. He was an innovator of drama; yet his dramatic form is wedded to nineteenth-century melodrama. His reputation was in drama; yet he wanted to be a poet. On his deathbed, after experiencing two debilitating strokes, it was assumed he was no longer coherent.

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