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A Boy and His Soul

September 9 - November 1, 2009

Written & Performed by Colman Domingo
Directed by Tony Kelly
The story of a young man's coming of age in late 1970's West Philly, A BOY AND HIS SOUL brings music, family and an unforgettable era to life.

Colman Domingo

(Playwright) is the author of WILD WITH HAPPY(Dramatists Play Service), A BOY AND HIS SOUL  (Oberon Books), UP JUMPED SPRINGTIME AND THE BROTHER(S). The artistic work of Mr. Domingo has been honored with Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk and Drama League nominations. His work has won the OBIE, Lucille Lortel, GLAAD, Connecticut Critics Circle, Bay Area Theater Critics Circle and Internet Theater Bloggers awards. Mr. Domingo has received fellowships and/or residencies from The Sundance Theater Lab, The People’s Light and Theater Company, and the Banff Playwrights Colony. Mr. Domingo is under commission from The American Conservatory Theater, People’s Light and Theater Company  and The Public Theater. His plays have been produced at Vineyard Theatre, The Public, Theatreworks, Baltimore Centerstage, The Tricycle Theater (London), Brisbane Powerhouse/World Theater Festival (Australia), Theater Rhinoceros, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab/American Living Room Festival/HERE, and Thick Description Theater Collective. Dot was developed in part during a residency with New York Theater Workshop. Dot received its world premiere at The Humana Festival at Actors Theater of Louisville. Mr. Domingo currently stars on the AMC original series “Fear the Walking Dead.” He has starred in the films Selma, Lincoln, The Butler and Birth of a Nation among others.

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Rachel Hauck

(Set Design) Vineyard: PICKED, A BOY AND HIS SOUL, WHERE DO WE LIVE, THE FOURTH SISTER. Recent NY: GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE (Playwright’s Horizons); THIS WIDE NIGHT (Naked Angels); ORANGE, HAT AND GRACE (SoHo Rep); CREATuRE (Page 73/New Georges); ETHEL:TRUCKSTOP (BAM Next Wave); BEEBO BRINKER  Ä(37 Arts), CATARACT (Womens Project). Recent Regional: AN ILIAD (McCarter). Resident scenic designer for the O’Neill Playwrights Festival since 2005. 

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Tony Kelly

TONY KELLY (Director) Off-Broadway debut. Regional: 41 productions as co-founder and director of Thick Description in San Francisco, including the original production of A BOY AND HIS SOUL, world premieres by Octavio Solis (SANTOS & SANTOS and EL OTRO), Will Power (THE SEVEN), Yussef el-Guindi (BACK OF THE THROAT), David Conte (AMERICA TROPICAL and FIREBIRD MOTEL with libretti by Oliver Mayer and David Yezzi), and Oliver Mayer (JOE LOUIS BLUES), and West Coast premieres by Suzan-Lori Parks (THE AMERICA PLAY and VENUS), David Greenspan (DEAD MOTHER and 2 SAMUEL 11, ETC.) and Karen Hartman (ALICE: TALES OF A CURIOUS GIRL). Also: Jose Rivera’s CLOUD TECTONICS at the B Street Theatre, Sacramento, Oliver Mayer’s BLADE TO THE HEAT, Octavio Solis’s GIBRALTAR, Ibsen’s GHOSTS and Chekhov’s UNCLE VANYA at the San Jose Stage Company, and other productions in Pittsburgh, San Jose, San Francisco, and the California and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festivals.

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Colman Domingo in A BOY AND HIS SOUL. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Colman Domingo in A BOY AND HIS SOUL. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Colman Domingo in A BOY AND HIS SOUL. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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A BOY AND HIS SOUL Review Quotes

"WONDERFUL!

THEATRICAL GOLD!

Great humor and warmth, and stirringly poignant. A tour de force! A play with so much heart...and soul.”

Roma Torre, NY1

“'A BOY AND HIS SOUL' CAPTIVATES!

A marvelous tragicomedy, told by one astonishing actor. Wicked, tender, outrageous and profound!”

Linda Winer, Newsday

"A BLAZINGLY CHARISMATIC PERFORMER!

Remarkable range and dexterity. ‘A Boy and His Soul’ i

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"A BOY AND HIS SOUL" FINAL PERFORMANCE ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1 AT THE VINEYARD. ANTICIPATED COMMERCIAL TRANSFER OFF-BROADWAY THIS SEASON

A BOY AND HIS SOUL - Colman Domingo's acclaimed play about his life growing up in Philadelphia in the 70's and 80's amid the cool, smooth sounds of soul, R&B and disco - is anticipated to return to an Off-Broadway stage in New York this season following its run at

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THE TONY AWARD-WINNING VINEYARD THEATRE EXTENDS COLMAN DOMINGO'S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED PLAY A BOY AND HIS SOUL

Extended by 2 weeks -- now through November 1st, 2009 "Mr. Domingo is a blazingly charismatic performer…he possesses a voice of remarkable range and dexterity," - New York Times "commanding and endearing," - New York Daily News "a marvelous 90-minute tragicomedy, which just happens to be told by one astonishing actor/dancer/singer," - Newsday "No matter your o

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TICKETS TO THE OFF-BROADWAY PREMIERE OF COLMAN DOMINGO’S A BOY AND HIS SOUL AT THE VINEYARD THEATRE ON-SALE BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26

Tickets to the Off-Broadway premiere of A BOY AND HIS SOUL -- a new play written and performed by Colman Domingo (PASSING STRANGE, Logo Network's "The Big Gay Sketch Show") will be available for purchase – both at the Vineyard Theatre Box Office (108 East 15th Street) and online at w

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TONY AWARD-WINNING VINEYARD THEATRE (AVENUE Q AND [TITLE OF SHOW]) PRESENTS THE OFF-BROADWAY PREMIERE OF A BOY AND HIS SOUL A NEW PLAY THAT BRINGS MUSIC, FAMILY AND AN UNFORGETTABLE ERA TO LIFE

The Tony Award-winning Vineyard Theatre (AVENUE Q and [title of show]) will open its 2009-10 season with the Off-Broadway premiere of A BOY AND HIS SOUL -- a new play written and performed by Colman Domingo (PASSING STRANGE, Logo Network's "The Big Gay Sketch Show") set to begin previews September

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