"There are no songs in PRIVILEGE, and very little poetry, but I hope it reads like a symphony, like a beautifully tragic opera, like Miles soloing over My Funny Valentine, like Keith Jarrett floating furiously in stream of consciousness improvisation, like a beautiful love story that is drowned in reality, dark like a night filled with a million stars and storms and it feels beautiful but just a little bit dangerous, and sad, and angry, and friendship, and loyalty, and narcissism, and trust, and pure, vast like the ocean, unadulterated love. I hope it reads like that."-Rock WILK
a new play by Rock WILK
PRIVILEGE is a beautifully tragic love story that exists around 4 main characters and explores how life treats each, and how race and gender plays into each of their existences in the most fundamental ways. Racism and actually any form of prejudice has always been the very thing that has inspired me beyond explanation, since I can remember being able to understand my first word, prejudice has literally both paralyzed me and catapulted me at different stages of my life, and I am exploring that in my work now. As a playwright, I am always looking for a subject that scream of "this story absolutely needs to be told.", and that is certainly the case with regards to PRIVILEGE.
***The PRIVILEGE reading tour is coming!!!***
May 27th thru June 13th
Seattle, Bay Area, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Chicago.
Check the calendar page for all details, HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!