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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: amazing big apple 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 gazing your mom and dad promote the home you grew up in? From gaining knowledge of the relations mystery approximately your loopy cousin? Or from the formative years files present in your parents’ basement? From Stevie, Aretha, Marvin, Chaka, Barry, Gladys…and Colman. Propelled via the beat of vintage soul, tender R&B and disco, this can be 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 most sensible Play On or Off Broadway and the ITBA top Solo convey awards.

"A blazingly charismatic performer." big apple 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 through Domingo… are so vibrant, so likeable, so easily but vividly embodied… it's tricky to resist." legit London Theatre

"Leaves you yelping for more." Observer

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Both writers sought to invert the conventional moral code of good and evil, and, therefore, what was deemed ‘good’ in traditional society (culture, repression, self-control, obedience to the law) became universally evil, and what was considered ‘evil’ (nature, sexuality, violence, power) was encouraged as good. Like Friedrich Nietzsche, both Artaud and Genet want characters to be judged outside of good and evil, and Artaud’s ‘theater of cruelty’ forces the spectator to confront the harsh facts of a cruel world and his or her own isolation.

Although Brechtian theatre is certainly anti-realistic, not all antirealistic theatre is Brechtian. While Brecht’s Epic Theatre espoused Marxist principles and focused on social change through intellectual political action, Antonin Artaud’s ‘theater of cruelty’ posed another challenge to realistic representation during the s and s in France, but espoused ideologically different goals. Artaud aimed to destroy the veneer of civilisation and force the spectator to confront a more primitive state, undermining the rational discourse of the audience.

Although the work of this period, discussed in Chapter  and Chapter , differs in terms of the degree of experimentation, what these texts tend to offer in common is an awareness of representation as performance and a sense of ‘play’, highlighting a postmodern sensibility that questions the stability of truth by blurring the boundaries between the ‘natural’ and the ‘artificial’ – being and acting, actor and character, authenticity and role-playing – in order to address the construction of social and political identity.

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