Rock WILK’s BROKE WIDE OPEN was born as an independently released, self produced music album in 2007, before being developed into a solo theatrical work, was workshopped at PS 122 in NYC as part of the Undergroundzero Festival, had 10 performances at The Camden Fringe Festival in London, England, a sold out performance at The United Solo Theatre Festival back in New York City, and was presented as a main stage production at The Passage Theatre in Trenton, NJ. In November of 2012, BROKE WIDE OPEN enjoyed a highly acclaimed, Off Broadway run at The New Theatre at 45th Street, for almost four months, and was directed by Stephen Bishop Seely. In 2014, Rock appeared in his first feature film, Jamesy Boy, which stars James Woods, Mary Louise Parker and Ving Rhames, and was directed by Trevor White.
Rock is a recipient of the 2016 BRIO award for acting, awarded by the Bronx Council on the Arts. His second solo play, Brooklyn Quartet, which is directed by reg e gaines (Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk) was presented as part of The Downtown Urban Arts Festival in NYC, had a 10 performance workshop run at The Medicine Show Theatre, also in NYC, had it's official debut at Pregones Theatre, in The Bronx, NY, in June of 2016, and was presented for the first time as an ensemble play, produced by the Auroville Theatre Group in India, in 2019. As an ambitious "marriage" of live theater and film, in collaboration with NYC filmmaker David C. Diaz, Brooklyn Quartet was adapted as a four part episodic mini series. Rock recently released an ebook, called, Real Poetic Talk, and Love Just Is, which is filled with poetry, storytelling and photography, and is currently working on his new play, The Red Plaid Suitcase, and a film, titled The Center of Distance.
"I try to make art that disrupts things"- Rock WILK