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Kristina Wong

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 at places that include the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, Contact Theater in Manchester, UK, BGWMC in London, the Public Theater, REDCAT, Mark Taper Forum, La MaMa ETC,  the Comedy Central Stage among dozens of others.  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 toured to over 40 venues since 2006. It’s now a broadcast quality DVD that has been acquired by university libraries nationwide and is also available for home use at Amazon. (www.flyingwong.com). 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 Creative Capital, 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.  Her mail order bride website is www.bigbadchinesemama.com.

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Interview with Kristina Wong
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Interview with Kristina Wong

4 June 2013

Anne García-Romero and Alice Tuan interview Kristina Wong about her “trial by fire” playwriting. Wong’s passionate about theatre that cannot be matched by a camera.