PILLOWTALK is an intimate two-character drama centered around Sam and Buck, a newlywed interracial gay couple. Using inventive staging incorporating elements of ballet’s pas de deux, the play examines the evolving values of gay marriage and asks whether queer communities of color can truly celebrate marriage equality in times of #BlackLivesMatter?

World Premiere: The Tank, NYC. Jan. 2018.
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Written and directed by Kyoung H. Park

Performed by
Daniel K. Isaac
Raja Feather Kelly

Choreographed by

Learn more about PILLOWTALK
Fujishima, Kenji, “The Tank Announces New Season, New Home”, Theatermania.com. Aug. 2017.
Tran, Diep, “Kyoung Park–BAC Story by Diep Tran”, Baryshnikov Arts Center, BAC Story. Jun. 2017.

BAC Residency-Kyoung Park, Baryshnikov Arts Center. Jul. 2017.


“PillowTalk,” BK Live, BRIC TV. Sept. 2015.

Set design by Marie Yokoyama
Costume design by Andrew Jordan
Lighting design by Chuan-Chi Chan
Original Music by Helen Yee
Sound design by Lawrence Schober
Dramaturgy by Jess Applebaum
Movement Consultancy by Katy Pyle
General Management by Sooyoung Hwang
Stage Management by Luis E. Santiago
Assistant Direction by Dana Greenfield
Photography by @tacaka
Graphic Design by Daniel Lim

Produced by Kyoung’s Pacific Beat

PILLOWTALK received a public reading at the Ma-Yi Writer’s LabFest (June 2014) and was developed in Target Margin Theater’s Institute for Collaborative Theater-Making (March 2014) and the Lark Play Development Center (June 2015). A workshop production of PILLOWTALK was developed in part during a BRIClab Residency at BRIC House, Brooklyn, NY (September 2015), followed by a post-showing artist and audience dialogue featuring Katy Pyle, Artistic Director of Ballez. Kyoung’s Pacific Beat hosted a long-table titled “PILLOWTALK- Post Gay Marriage Politics” moderated by and Stephanie Hsu, Prof. at Pace University, at Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies “After Marriage” Conference (October 2016) and was featured in CUNY’s 2016 Prelude Festival at the Martin Segal Center Theater (October 2016). PILLOWTALK was written with support from a Creative Mellon Fellowship at the University of Washington (February 2017) and was developed in part during a residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York NY (March 2017) and presented in LPAC’s Rough Draft Festival 2017 (April 2017).