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Kristina Wong    

Solo Performer, Writer & Cultural Commentator

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, and writer who has presented across North America, the UK, and Hong Kong. Her most notable touring show, “Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, looks at the high rates of depression and suicide among Asian American women and has toured dozens of venues across the United States since 2006. It’s now a broadcast-quality film distributed by Cinema Libre Studios.

She’s been a commentator for American Public Media’s Marketplace, PBS, Jezebel, xoJane, Playgirl Magazine, and the Huffington Post, and has been a guest on Comedy Central’s "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore," FXX’s "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell," Al Jazeera’s “The Stream”, and "AM Tonight" on Fusion TV. She recently had a pilot presentation with Lionsgate for truTV. Her work has been awarded with grants from Creative Capital, The MAP Fund, the Center for Cultural Innovation, the Durfee Foundation, the National Performance Network, six Artist-in-Residence grants, and a COLA Master Artist Fellowship from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

In 2017, she was named one of the “YBCA 100″ celebrating the innovators, provocateurs, and thought leaders who are using their platforms to create cultural movements. She also received the Focus Award from Kearny Street Workshop for her unique contribution to amplifying the APA community’s collective voice within American culture. She’s been awarded residencies from the MacDowell Colony, the New York Theater Workshop, the Ojai Playwrights Festival, the Montalvo Center for the Arts, Hermitage, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts.

On television, she’s been on "General Hospital," Nickelodeon’s "Nicky Ricky Dicky and Dawn," and Myx TV’s "I’m Asian American and Want Reparations for Yellow Fever." She is currently touring “The Wong Street Journal” which navigates white privilege as an Asian American “Mzungu” in East Africa. She spent a month in Northern Uganda recording a hit rap album Mzungu Price with local rappers and doing research for that show. Wong’s mail-order bride website is www.bigbadchinesemama.com. She has taught at Cal Arts in the MFA Creative Writing Program and twice given the commencement speech at UCLA, her alma mater. Her newest show is titled “Kristina Wong for Public Office” and is a campaign-style comedic performance that will leave guests questioning the present state of politics and campaign methods.

Wong is available in partnership with Collective Speakers.

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Off Color: Kristina Wong (Video Series) - NYTimes.com

The performance artist Kristina Wong says that marrying herself and stalking the basketball star Jeremy Lin offer opportunities to entertain as well as to question ...

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Comedian Kristina Wong had a few choice words to drop on Fusion's Alicia Menendez Tonight this week after news broke about the racial preferences of users ...

Kristina Wong's stereotype-skewering humor: Stop and think about it ...

As an event-crasher, performer and writer, Kristina Wong has tried to get people to think about unacknowledged stereotypes and prejudices. After the Trayvon ...

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