Dot

by  Colman Domingo

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  4m, 3f

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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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

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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Reviews

REVIEWS

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

"Dot is disarmingly funny and most rewarding!" - NY1 

"Very funny, very moving [...]" - The Huffington Post, Read More 

"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, Read More

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

Videos

  • Humana Interview with Colman Domingo
  • Humana First Look at Dot
  • Dot quotes teaser
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

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License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: An upscale kitchen and a tasteful living room in West Philadelphia.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

4m, 3f
DOTTY - African American, 63 years old
SHELLY - African American, 45 years old
JACKIE - Caucasian, 40 years old
DONNIE - African American, 40 years old
ADAM - Caucasian/Latin/Arab, 40 years old
AVERIE - African American, 35 years old
FIDEL - Kazakh, mid to late 20's
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Cast Attributes

  • Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
  • Role(s) for Latino Actor(s)
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

Colman Domingo

The Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League Award nominated and OBIE, GLAAD and Lucille Lortel Award winning actor, playwright and director, stars in the AMC series original series Fear the Walking Dead as Victor Strand. Domingo has also recurred on the Cinemax series The Knick as well as guest starred on Horace and Pe ...

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Dot premiered as a part of the Humana Festival at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in march 2015 under the direction of Meredith McDonough.

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