Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord
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
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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