[PAST EVENT] Visiting Artist Kristina Wong: Performance & Lecture

April 21, 2011
8pm - 10pm
Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Memorial Hall, Lab Theatre
601 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Kristina Wong
performer, writer, actor, educator, culture jammer, filmmaker,
and creator of the solo show:
"Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

Presented at W&M by:
The Center for Student Diversity, Asian Studies Initiative, IPAX
Asian Pacific American Heritage 2011

These events accept donations for The College of William & Mary's JAPAN RECOVERY INITIATIVE

Described by the East Bay Express as "brutal but hilarious... a woman who takes life's absurdities very seriously," her body of performance work includes short and full-length solo performance works, outrageous street theater stunts and pranks, subversive internet installations, and plays and sketch comedy.

Her third full-length solo show, "Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" explores the remarkably high incidence of suicide among Asian American women "in a world that's more nuts than we are."

In addition to stage performance, Kristina has created a series of site-specific performance pranks and installations that reinterpret everything from Homeland Security to Asian Sororities to the Miss Chinatown Pageant. One of her first projects was Bigbadchinesemama.com, a mock mail order bride site launched as a college project in 2000 that continues to provoke Asian fetishists, porn directors, activists and klansmen.

In addition to writing her own performance work, Kristina writes feminist essays, commentary, and magazine articles. She has been a guest contributor to Playgirl Magazine and written for anthologies like the Yell-oh! Girls Anthology (Harper Collins), the Catching a Wave Anthology (Northeastern University Press), and Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul IV.

Francis Tanglao-Aguas [[fjtang]]