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Your Price: $17.95 CDN
Author: Colman Domingo
Publisher: Samuel French (cover image may change)
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 108
Pub. Date: 2016
ISBN-10: 0573705224
ISBN-13: 9780573705229
Cast Size: 3 female, 4 male

About the Play:

Dot has long been a favourite of acting teachers for female/female scenes, female/male scenes, and male/male scenes.

Dot is a full-length dramatic comedy by Colman Domingo. As Dotty struggles to hold on to her memory, her children must fight to balance care for their mother and care for themselves. Full of love, laughter, and absolute chaos, Dot is a moving and hilarious play that offers a look at a woman losing herself in the past and the family trying to keep her in the present.

Dot is a loving look at the ties that bind – and drive us crazy. The Shealys are barely holding it together. Matriarch Dotty is struggling to hold onto her memory, eldest daughter Shelly is looking for an escape route, golden child Donnie and his husband are constantly bickering, and the baby of the family, Averie, has gone from viral sensation to a discount store cashier. Back in their West Philly home for the holidays, one thing's for sure: the only way they're getting through this is together.

Dot premiered in 2015 at the famed Actors Theatre of Louisville as part of the annual Festival of New American Plays. The play has become a favourite scene study vehicle in acting classes and workshops and is regularly performed in regional and college theatre productions.

Cast: 3 female, 4 male

What people say:

"A thoroughly entertaining comedy-drama! [...] An impressive advance for Colman Domingo." — New York Times

"Dot is disarmingly funny and most rewarding." — NY1

"Dot is a beautifully unsettling play! [...] Colman Domingo's most ambitious play to date. A fearless mix of bone-dry humor and warp-speed emotional shifts." — Entertainment Weekly

"A magnificent new play! Full of laughter and heartbreak [...] Colman Domingo tackles the subject with intelligence, heart and humor." — Theatre Mania

About the Playwright:

Colman Domingo is an African-American playwright, Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, and Drama League Award nominated actor, director, and producer. His plays have been produced by The Public Theater, Vineyard, La Jolla Playhouse, Humana Festival of New American Plays, New York Stage and Film, A.C.T, The Tricycle Theater in London, Brisbane Powerhouse in Australia, among others.