Competition: US & Canada
Kristina Wong is a performance artist, comedian and writer who has been presented internationally across North America, UK, Hong Kong and Africa. Her body of work contains solo theater, community theater projects, a real life stint in public office, culture jamming, public pranks, viral videos, reality television, mutual aid, sewing, crafts, books and essays.
The unifying characteristic of her work is employing humor to explore difficult subjects and amplify marginalized experiences, using the premise of “autobiography” as a starting point of exploration. Her most notable solo works include “Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “The Wong Street Journal,” and “Kristina Wong for Public Office.” “Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord”— a New York Times Critics Pick premiered off-Broadway at New York Theater Workshop and chronicled her accidental leadership of the Auntie Sewing Squad, a mutual aid mask sewing collective she founded during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The show won the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Solo Performance and is a Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Drama. She’s a Doris Duke Award Award Winner who has been supported by among others, Creative Capital, The MAP Fund, ASU Gammage Artist Residency, Art Matters and the Kennedy Center Social Practice Residency.