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Kristina Wong
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About Kristina Wong

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Kristina Wong is a nationally presented solo performer, writer, actor, educator, culture jammer, and filmmaker. Described by the East Bay Express as "brutal but hilarious... a woman who takes life's absurdities very seriously," her body of performance work includes short and full-length solo performance works, outrageous street theater stunts and pranks, subversive internet installations, and plays and sketch comedy. She was awarded the Creative Capital Award in Theater and a Creation Fund from the National Performance Network to create her third full length solo show, "Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" exploring the remarkably high incidence of mental illness among Asian American women in a world that’s more nuts than we are. Cuckoo's Nest has shown in dozens of cities in spaces that include the Kirk Theater in New York City, the Painted Bride in Phildaelphia, La Pena Cultural Center in Berkeley and numerous universities around the country. Kristina was recently selected to write and perform in the 2008 CBS Multicultural Comedy Showcase. Her show "Free?" was also featured earlier this year at the South Beach Comedy Festival in Miami. She is also completing a novel started with the PEN USA Rosenthal Emerging Voices Fellowship. She is also a freelance contributor to anthologies and magazines that include Playgirl Magazine. Her spoof mail order bride website is www.bigbadchinesemama.com.

Past Performance Highlights-- Partial list South Beach Comedy Festival, Miami, FL NYC Hip Hop Theater Festival at the Public Theater Bay Area Hip Hop Theater Festival Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA National Asian American Theater Festival, New York City TeAda New Works Festival, Los Angeles, CA Off-Centre, Austin, TX Jumpstart Performance Company, San Antonio, TX Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA Mark Taper Forum at the Ivy Substation, Los Angeles University of Illinois, Chicago University of Massachusetts, Amherst Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan State University, East Lansing University of Southern California, Los Angeles The Egyptian Theater, Hollywood, CA University of Virginia at Charlottesville (ECAASU) La Pena Cultural Center, Berkeley, CA Asia Society, San Francisco REDCAT, Los Angeles Single File Festival, Chicago, IL DeAnza College Cupertino, CA University of Florida, Gainesille National Asian American Students Conference at USC, Los Angeles The Fake Gallery, Hollywood Wet Daddy Literary Festival, Altadena, CA Split ID Space, Hollywood, CA David Henry Hwang Theater, Los Angeles University of Texas, Austin University of North Carolina, Asheville Wellesley College, MA University of IL, Urbana-Champaign DePaul University, Chicago New Chinatown Barber Shop Gallery, Los Angeles SOMARTS, San Francisco UC San Diego

Guest Lectures/ Demonstrations/ Keynotes/ Panels University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan State University, East Lansing University of Illinois, Chicago DePaul University, Chicago, IL University of North Carolina, Asheville Mercy High School, San Francisco St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY Nazareth College, Rochester, NY University of Southern California California Polytechnic University, Pomona San Francisco State University Los Angeles City College; University of California, Irvine University of IL, Urbana-Champaign Wellesley College, MA University of California, Davis University of California, Los Angeles California State University, Northridge University of California, Santa Barbara Asia Society, San Francisco SOMARTS, San Francisco
California State University, Fullerton
University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Awards and Recognitions Creative Capital Award in Theater Creation Fund from the National Performance Network NEA Grant- Artist in “Community Action Series” La Pena Cultural Center
DBD Scholarship, Rachel Rosenthal Company American Delegate, Korea Multi-Cultural Leadership Program
Davis-Putter O'Connor Scholar Award Durfee Artist Resource for Completion Grant City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Artist in Residence Grant Rosenthal PEN USA Emerging Voices Fellowship TeAda New Works Development Lab, Selected Core Artist 15 Minutes of Fem, Winner "Best of-- Night" Poets and Writers' Grant Visual Communications' "Armed with A Camera" Fellowship Mark Taper Forum's Asian Theater Workshop Performance Commission Guest-in-Residence, Unit One Allen Hall, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign UCLA HOTHOUSE Program: A Residency for the Creation of New Work East West Players Conservatory Scholarship Finalist, San Francisco Foundation Literary Awards Jean Irwin Dance Memorial Scholarship

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Languages Spoken english
Location Los Angeles, United States
Gender female
English Name Kristina Wong
Member Since May 20, 2008
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Languages Spoken
english
Location (City, Country)
Los Angeles, United States
Gender
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Member Since
May 20, 2008