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Colman Domingo: The “Selma” and “Fear The Walking Dead”Actor on His Civil Rights Era Filmography & Original Play, “Dot”

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Image credit: Colman Domingo & WDET's Travis Wright

Known for his work in film, TV & on-stage, Colman Domingo brings his original play “DOT” to the Detroit Public Theatre

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Colman Domingo is a playwright and award-winning actor who has a history on stages across the country going back some twenty years, including noted performances in plays and musicals, such as the smash hit Broadway production, The Scottsboro Boys

DOT is an original play by Colman Domingo and you can check it out now thru December 11th at the Detroit Public Theatre, which is located inside the Max and Marjorie Fisher Music Center (home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra) in Midtown Detroit. 

Domingo’s work in film includes The Butler, Selma, Lincoln and, most recently, The Birth of a Nation. He also stars as Victor Strand on AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead.
As far as Dot goes, here’s the gist: The holidays are big at the Shealy house in West Philly. That’s where we find matriarch Dotty, struggling to hold onto her memory, as her children fight to balance care for their mother and for themselves. 

Representatives of the Alzheimer’s Association - Greater Michigan Chapter will participate in several facilitated discussions about living with Alzheimer’s disease following select performances of Domingo’s “DOT.” The discussions will take place after the 2 p.m. shows on Sunday, Nov. 20 and Wednesday, Dec. 7 and 8 p.m. Thursday, December 1.   


Domingo spoke with WDET about the diversity of his dark comedy Christmas play,  his Civil Rights era filmography, and more!



Travis Wright, Host, CultureShift

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