Artist Projects

Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest


Kristina Wong

Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a comedic multimedia solo performance about mental illness among Asian American women. Combining monologues, movement and a host of pop culture references, Kristina Wong appropriates visual materials such as print brochures and TV advertisements dealing with mental illness, using them as comedic foils to the seriousness of the subject. Drawn from her own experience and from two years of research into the issue, Wong’s subject matter becomes the central metaphor for the changing global political climate.

Project Updates

  •  2013: Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is being distributed by Cinema Libre

  • 2011: The film version of Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest premieres at the Burbank Film Festival

  • 2010: Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is now available on DVD

  • 2010: Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is performed at Arizona State University Gammage in Tempe

  • 2008: Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is performed in Austin and Houston, TX and Long Island NY

  • 2007: Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest premieres in New York at the National Asian American Theater Festival

  • 2007: Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest premieres in Los Angeles