No Parole

No Parole
written and performed by Carlo D’Amore
directed by Colman Domingo


In his wry, energetic adventure play, Carlo D’Amore takes you on a wild journey through the real life of his flamboyant, live-for-the-moment con artist mother, who has no trouble posing as an professor, daycare worker, or immigration attorney, as seen through the eyes of her young son who acts as her look-out, bail, and partner-in-crime. From Peru to the streets of New York, No Parole is a globetrotting adventure that provides a hilarious and gut-wrenching look into the life of an extraordinary woman and the son who must save her from herself.

Press

“Graceful…ferocious fun…fast pace…seductive power…he makes his whole family come alive…so fascinating I left the theater wanting to know more!”
San Francisco Chronicle

“[Five Stars] D’Amore is sensational in this one man play…. Funny, intelligent, heartfelt and and acted with a feverous and infectious energy Carlo manages to weave a tale so brilliant it leaves every other Fringe show behind. Make sure you check this one out.”
Hairline Fringe Scotland

“[No Parole]‘s theatrical chronicle, deftly conjured by the skillful and charismatic D’Amore, comes over in great cinematic images like a black-box blend of Martin Scorsese and Pedro Almodóvar.”
San Francisco Bay Guardian

“Enchanting…Wry…Quirky sense of humor…conjures up Eddie Izzard with a little bit of Pee Wee Herman…Expert storytelling both on the page and on the stage!”
Bay Area Reporter

No Parole ranks among the best… riveting one-man show… funny and touching. It’s also occasionally shocking…”
The Davis Enterprise

“This true story is touching, funny, poignant, outrageous and very personal but is ultimately about love and (albeit unconventional) family values. A real gem!”
The List Magazine Scotland

Bios

Carlo D’Amore (Performer/Playwright)

Carlo D’Amore is an award winning actor, playwright and Drama Desk Nominated director. Acting credits Broadway: Summer and Smoke Roundabout Theater Company; Latinologues Helen Hayes Theater directed by Cheech Marin. Off Broadway: The Lark, Urban Stages, Repertorio Espanol, Ensemble Studio Theater, Manhattan Playhouse, Nada 45, Lucile Lortel Theater, Rattlestick Theater, Intar, PRTT, The Theater at Riverside Church, Saint Veronica’s Theatre, 59E59, The TBG theater. Regional: The Sacramento Theater Company, San Diego Repertory Theatre, The San Francisco Playhouse, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Magic Theater, Theater Rhino. Film: When In Rome, I the Sinner (Yo Pecador) in Bogotá, Colombia, The Tool, Cannes Film Festival award-winner Fly Trap, and State Property 2 by Lionsgate Films. Television: “OZ”, “Pan Am”. Directing credits: Voices From Guantanamo, a dramatization of poems written by detainees at Guantanamo Bay for Actors and Poets Group. De Novo for Houses on The Moon, Central America tour. He is the creative director of Live IN Theater, home of the interactive site-specific hits The Ryan Case 1873 and The Lombardi Case 1975. Coming soon: Bootleggers Run (an immersive trip through the history of prohibition) out Sept 2012. LiveINTheater.com

Awards and nominations: The Ryan Case 1873 (Drama Desk Nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience), No Parole (voted top ten plays of the year – 2007; S.F, Bay Area.) No Parole nominated for an audience favorite award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland (2009). Awarded The Craig Hardesty acting award at the Columbus Ohio Theater Festival.

Colman Domingo (Director)

Colman Domingo has recently helmed the solo works of Radha Blank, Katie Kreisler, Lisa Ramirez and Carlo D’Amore. He has directed productions for Berkeley Rep (Sundiata), New Professional Theater (Single Black Female), The Working Theater (Exit Cuckoo), Geva Theater (Once on this Island), and The Lincoln Center Director’s Lab/American Living Room Festival (Up Jumped Springtime), Theater Rhinoceros (Single Black Female), Inquiline (Raised in Captivity), African American Shakespeare Company (Imaginary Invalid) as well as workshops and readings for Roundabout Theater Company, San Francisco Mime Troupe and The Magic Theater. Mr. Domingo is a Tony, Drama Desk, Fred Astaire, Audelco and Drama League nominated and OBIE Award winning actor. He penned the Lucille Lortel (Best Solo Show) and GLAAD Media Award (Best Theater Broadway or Off Broadway) winning play A Boy and His Soul that garnered sold out runs for The Vineyard Theater, Joe’s Pub, The OMAI Festival for University of Wisconsin/Madison, Theater Development Fund and Thick Description in San Francisco. His new play Wild with Happy development support from Sundance, New York Theater Workshop, The Public, and Theatreworks will premiere this October 2012 at The Public Theater and in June 2013 at Theatreworks. He has been an artist in residence/artistic fellow for The Sundance Institute Theater Lab, New York Theater Workshop and Hartford Stage Company. Colman has been recently been honored by Out magazine and Theater Bay Area magazine for his work in the theater. Mr. Domingo is a 2012 Lunt-Fontainne Fellow.

Colman also has 8 films on the release horizon beginning with Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer and then Steven Speilberg’s Lincoln. He is currently shooting Lee Daniels’ The Butler in New Orleans.

Booking

If you would like more information about bringing No Parole to your school or venue, please contact Michael Wolk at booking@afofest.org or call (212) 398-7180.