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Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord

The title "Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord" with a woman in a leather jumpsuit brandishing a tomato pin cushion and sewing tools.
A co-production with Boom Arts
November 5 – December 18, 2022
In the Ellyn Bye Studio

Critics are raving that this “laugh riot” is “so good, so powerful” and “both heartening and cathartic.”

Three days into the pandemic shutdown, performance artist Kristina Wong — driven to help make a difference in the world — began sewing masks out of bedsheets and bra straps on her Hello Kitty sewing machine. Before she knew it, she had recruited hundreds of volunteers to join her as the “Auntie Sewing Squad.” With sharp humor and brilliant social commentary, this tour-de-force look at the early days of global change offers a guide for community building and an inspiring path back into a healing world.

“Wong's larger-than-life stage persona is endearingly boisterous … a celebration of ingenuity, community, and survival.” –TimeOut

A woman wearing a leather jumpsuit stares at the camera brandishing a tomato pin cushion and sewing tool

Kristina Wong stars in Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord; photo by Tom Fowler.

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Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord

  • Written & Performed by Kristina Wong
  • Directed by Chay Yew
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October First Thursday Featuring VNPRT & Friends

Thu, Oct 6, 5 p.m.  •  FREE

Join us for the October First Thursday, featuring a special "Libra Edition" of VNPRT & Friends — an improvisational music performance that blends hip hop, jazz, RnB, and other genres. VNPRT will be joined by Noah Simpson on trumpet, Cory Limuaco on drums, Adriana Wagner on trombone, Chibia Ulinwa on violin, Sam Arnold on bass, and James Theory!

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