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Colman Domingo

COLMAN DOMINGO

  (1969 - )

Nationality:    African American
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Literary Agent:    The Gersh Agency, NY  represented by Kate Navin

Colman Domingo is the author of Wild with Happy (Dramatists Play Service), A Boy and His Soul, Up Jumped Springtime, and the Brothers. the artistic work of Mr. Domingo has been honoured with a Tony, Drama Desk and Drama League nomination. His work has won the OBIE, Lucille Lortel, GLAAD, Connecticut Critics Circle, Bay Area Theater Critics Circle and Internet Theater Bloggers Award. Colman 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 currently under commission from the American Conservatory Theater. His plays have been produced at the Public Theater, the Vineyard Theater, Theatreworks, Philadelphia Theater Company, Baltimore Centerstage, the Tricycle Theater (London), Theater Rhinoceros and Thick Description Theater. Mr. Domingo as an actor has starred on Broadway in Passing Strange, Chicago, Well and the Scottsboro Boys and has worked in films such as Lee Daniel's the Butler, Lincoln, Red Hook Summer, Passing Strange, Miracle at St. Ana, King of the Bingo Game and Newlyweeds among others.

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below is a list of Colman Domingo's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Boy And His Soul, A         Brother, The         Dot         Mission Of A Saint         Up Jumped Springtime         Wild with Happy



Boy And His Soul, A

Boy And His Soul, A
a Boy and His Soul is a moving and hilarious play that explores the life experiences of a young African American man in 1970s and '80s Philadelphia, propelled by the beat of classic soul, smooth R&B, and disco. 'a Boy and His Soul is a whirlwind trip via the phenomenal soul collection of a young, black inner-city gay boy and his complex family', explains writer-performer Colman Domingo. 'I look back on family situations that are inspired by the music, and vice versa, to move forward, honor the past, deal with loss, celebrate city life, search my soul-and find myself in the music'.
- press release

Notes:
A Boy and His Soul was the recipient of the Lucille Lortel Award Best Solo Show, GLAAD Media Award Best Play On or Off Broadway and the ITBA Best Solo Show awards.

1st Produced:
Thick House In San Francisco     01 Jul 2005

Organisations:
Thick Description

1st Published:
Oberon Books (2013) >>>    978-1783190584

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Genre:
Gay full length

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Brother, The

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Dot

Dot
The holidays are always a wild family affair at the Shealy house. But this year, Dotty and her three grown children gather with more than exchanging presents on their minds. As Dotty struggles to hold on to her memory, her children must fight to balance care for their mother and care for themselves. This twisted and hilarious new play grapples unflinchingly with aging parents, midlife crises, and the heart of a West Philly neighborhood.

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1st Produced:
Humana Festival at the Actors Theatre of Louisville     Mar 2015

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Genre:
Dramatic comedy

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Mission Of A Saint

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Based on a theatrically unseen moment in August Wilson's Fences. Troy's brother Gabriel visit's St. Peter 1.5 miles from the pearly gates after he is shot in the back of the head during WWII.

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1st Produced:
He Movement Theater Group's August Wilson Revised    

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Genre:
ten min

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Male:  2 African American men            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Up Jumped Springtime

Synopsis:
about growing up black and gay in America

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1st Produced:
Theater Rhinoceros In San Francisco     1998

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Genre:
Gay full length

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  3 actor multicharacter

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Wild with Happy

Synopsis:
a deeply imaginative and utterly outrageous new work that explores the bizarre comedy that lies within death and healing. Gil, an actor who's struggling to carve out his own new life, finds his worlds colliding when his mother dies and he decides to have her cremated. But where should he scatter the ashes? And can he make a fairytale ending for her in the one place that made her wild with happy?
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1st Produced:
Public theater
425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003     19 Oct 2012

Organisations:
the Public Theater

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service Inc   978-0822228479

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Genre:
comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  doubling

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