A Boy and His Soul
Written & Performed by Colman Domingo
Directed by Tony Kelly
September 9 - November 1, 2009
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.
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.
(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.
(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.