Valencia College Debuts Docudrama “Privilege”

Friday, April 2, 2021

Valencia College Theatre is debuting “Privilege” on the virtual stage this spring. Compiled and written by John DiDonna, Stelson Telfort and Andrew Sunderly, this gripping original docudrama explores the ramifications of the word “privilege” by drawing on a broad range of participants in a revealing collaboration of multiple cultures, genders, races, economic statuses, sexuality, ages, ability and more. “Privilege” will appear online every night at 7:30 p.m. from April 15–18.

“Stories and monologues create a diverse look at the concept of privilege in Valencia College Theatre’s return to the docudrama form,” said DiDonna. “Our online production of ‘Privilege’ hopes to explore all the facets of privilege – and corresponding disadvantage – many face in society today.”

Directed by DiDonna, “Privilege” explores a diverse collection of stories, monologues, and ideology from over 100 questionnaire interviews distributed nationally to people far and wide under varying privileges and disadvantages.

“Privilege” is the fourth production in Valencia College’s series of docudramas that have addressed contemporary social issues. Previous projects have included “Division, The Trayvon/Jordan Project” which looked at the deaths of Florida teenagers Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, and “Transition,” which shared the stories of members of the LGBTQIA+ community regarding gender and the transgender community. The most recent docudrama, “Red Light; Why It Doesn’t Stop,” addressed the concerns of human trafficking and was written and directed by Aixa Mendez.

The show is free and open to the public. For tickets and more information, call the Valencia College Box Office at 407-582-2900 or visit http://www.valenciacollege.edu/arts.

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