Thu, Oct 22|
Live Online Event
Kristina Wong for Public Office
Performance artist, comedian, and elected representative, Kristina Wong is taking her raucous campaign online to arouse civic engagement and counter-hijack our democracy!
Time & Location
Oct 22, 2020, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
Live Online Event
About the Event
KRISTINA WONG FOR PUBLIC OFFICE
LIVE FROM HER HOME!
Written and performed by Kristina Wong
Directed and dramaturgy by Diana Wyenn
Devised by Kristina Wong and Diana Wyenn
Performance artist, comedian, and elected representative, Kristina Wong is taking her raucous campaign online to arouse civic engagement and counter-hijack our democracy! An actual elected representative of Koreatown in Los Angeles, she was once a scrappy performance artist with a bright future in reality television. Now, the political system she used to ridicule is the one she’s become!!! Is she more effective as a performance artist or a politician? Is there actually a difference between performance art and politics? Can she Abolish ICE?!
This interactive, 65 minute comedic performance mashes up campaign rallies, church revivals, and solo theater shows to uncover the history of voting, what it means to run for local office, and the impact artists can have on democracy. Originally built to tour alongside the rallies leading up to the 2020 Presidential election against a charming hand-sewn felt set she sewed herself, this rally is now being broadcast live from her home to yours!
Want a zoom screenshot with a real life elected official? This rally will be followed by a candidate “Meet & Greet” with Kristina!
“These days electoral politics changes from day to day — hell, minute to minute. But one thing doesn’t change… Koreatown’s Wilshire Center Neighborhood Council Kristina Wong’s gift for fusing performance art with political commentary and edgy humor.” —LA WEEKLY
Sound by Mark McClain Wilson
Scenic, Costumes, and Props by Kristina Wong
Kristina Wong for Public Office has been supported by a 2019 Center Theater Group Sherwood Award and a 2018 City of Los Angeles Career Artist (COLA) Fellowship.
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