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Kristina Wong

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Biography

Kristina Wong was featured in the New York Times’ Off Color series “highlighting artists of color who use humor to make smart social  statements about the sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious ways that race  plays out in America today.” She is a performance artist, comedian,  writer and elected representative who has been presented internationally  across North America, the UK, Hong Kong and Africa. She’s been a guest  on late night shows on NBC, Comedy Central and FX. She starred in her  own pilot presentation with Lionsgate for truTV. Her commentaries have  appeared on American Public Media’s Marketplace,  PBS, VICE, Jezebel, Playgirl Magazine, Huffington Post and CNN. She’s  been awarded artist residencies from MacDowell, New York Theater  Workshop, the San Diego International Airport and Ojai Playwrights  Festival. Her work has been awarded with grants from Creative Capital,  The MAP Fund, Center for Cultural Innovation, National Performance  Network, a COLA Master Artist Fellowship from the Los Angeles Department  of Cultural Affairs, nine Los Angeles Artist-in-Residence awards,  Center Theatre Group’s 2019 Sherwood Award, and the Art Matters  Foundation. Her recent “Kristina Wong for Public Office”– is a  simultaneous real life stint as the elected representative of Wilshire  Center Koreatown Sub-district 5 Neighborhood Council and rally campaign  show which was also filmed for Center Theater Group’s Digital Stage.  Kristina’s current pandemic project is the Auntie Sewing Squad, a national network of volunteers sewing masks for vulnerable  communities. The experience of erecting this remote factory turned  national mutual aid collective at the start of the pandemic is the  subject of her latest “Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord”-- a show she  is developing as a New York Theater Workshop Artistic Instigator and  will premiere for an off-Broadway run at NYTW in November. She’s  currently a member of Center Theater Group’s Creative Collective.