45th Street Theater
354 West 45th St (between eighth and ninth Avenues)
New York, NY 10036
Once upon a time, in a land far away, aka New York, Rock Wilk was born and what followed was a journey unlike any other. The story starts in a hospital quickly followed by an adoption agency and a portrait that would become the highlight of his production. He searches for answers that define his existence while using his experiences in the current moment of his life to mend the past.
We all come from different places and even though we think we know ourselves, we sometimes forget or deny that the past plays a crucial role in shaping our future. This is why Broke Wide Open is a must see for everyone struggling through adversity or complexes which inhibit self growth. Rock does a magnificent job in helping to alleviate the daily crutches that prohibit us to move forward in life.
Rock, a Jewish Hip Hop artist who enjoys using the NYC subways to expand and find enlightenment and inspiration for his work, injects incredible poetic justice through bold and intense statements and actions to intensify the passion to re-claim his identity. Additionally as we travel back and forth within the past and present, he sprinkles and creates unexpected yet outstanding metaphors and surprises in between each segment.
Rock Wilk, with the help of Rain Pryor and donations from people who once were strangers, came together to help Broke Wide Open manifest and unleash its potential to the world. When you see Rock perform, it feels as if you are the one within the story. Because he is a muse and incredible storyteller, he encourages the desire to dissect our personal lives deeper than before and help find our middle ground in this world. After the show, it was an honor to speak with Rock and share his ambitions to conquer Broadway, international streets and venues as his portal to motivate humanity to respect the past and people with diverse backgrounds. Broke Wide Open will be running until January 11 2013. Don’t forget to check out: http://www.brokewideopen.com/home.html to stay updated on Rock’s next tour.
By: Laura M. Artis