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Kristina Wong

Kristina Wong

Kristina is a Pulitzer Prize finalist in Drama. She’s a performance artist, comedian, writer, and elected representative who has been presented internationally across North America, the UK, Hong Kong, and Africa. She’s been a guest on late-night shows on NBC, Comedy Central, and FX. She starred in her own pilot presentation with Lionsgate for truTV. Her commentaries have appeared on American Public Media’s Marketplace, PBS, VICE, Jezebel, Playgirl, Huffington Post, and CNN. She’s been awarded artist residencies from MacDowell, San Diego Airport, and Ojai Playwrights Festival. She currently is the artist-in-residence at ASU Gammage until 2026. Her work has been awarded grants from Creative Capital, The MAP Fund, Center for Cultural Innovation, National Performance Network, a COLA Master Artist Fellowship from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, nine Los Angeles Artist-in-Residence Awards, Center Theatre Group’s Sherwood Award, and the Art Matters Foundation. Her recent Kristina Wong for Public Office is simultaneously a real-life stint as the elected Sub-District 5 representative of Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council and rally campaign show. That show was filmed for Center Theater Group’s Digital Stage where she’s also a Creative Collective member. She's created and directed original theater works with residents of LA's Skid Row, the Bus Riders Union, undocumented immigrants, and most recently the formerly incarcerated Asian Pacific Islanders members of API Rise. Kristina founded the Auntie Sewing Squad, a national mutual aid network of volunteers that sewed cloth masks for vulnerable communities during the Covid pandemic. Their book The Auntie Sewing Squad Guide to Mask Making, Radical Care and Racial Justice is published by the University of California Press. Her role in the Auntie Sewing Squad is the subject of her currently touring Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord — a New York Times’ Critics Pick that premiered Off-Broadway at New York Theater Workshop. The show won the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Solo Performance.

Kristina is a member of Actors' Equity Association.

Recent Portland Center Stage Credits*

Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord Playwright & Performer

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