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Kristina Wong

Performing Arts, 2006



Kristina Wong is an solo performer, writer and cultural commentator named “One of the Seven Funniest Eco-Comedians” by Mother Nature Network. She’s created five solo shows and one ensemble play that have toured all over the world. Her most notable touring show–Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest–looked at the high rates of depression and suicide among Asian American women and has toured over 40 venues since 2006. Going Green the Wong Way is her fifth solo show about the trials and tribulations of sustainable living. She’s been a commentator for American Public Media’s Marketplace, PBS, Jezebel, xoJane.com and Playgirl Magazine. Her work has been awarded with grants from The Map Fund, Center for Cultural Innovation, the Durfee Foundation, National Performance Network, four grants from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and a residency from the MacDowell Colony. Kristina was an alumna commencement speaker at UCLA’s Department of English graduation. 

Official Site for Kristina Wong
Official Site for "Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" Film
Kristina's Mail Order Bride Website

Awards and Accomplishments

2013:

 Wong's Going Green the Wong Way tours Europe, visiting Contact Theater in Manchester, UK, and BGWMC in London

2013:

Wong is an artist-in-residence at York University in Toronto. She is developing The Wong Street Journal with their grad students

2013:

 Kristina Wong appears on FXX's TOTALLY BIASED with W. Kamau Bell

2012:

Wong receives a Playwrighting Commission from The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to develop The Wong Street Journal.

2010: Wong receives Creation Fund Award from National Performance Network

2009: Wong receives McDowell Colony residency

2008: Wong receives MAPFUND grant to develop a new work

2007: Wong receives, for her third time, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Artist-in-Residence Award