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Kristina Wong is a performance artist, actor, comedian, writer and elected representative in Koreatown Los Angeles. Following its highly acclaimed premiere at New York Theater Workshop, Kristina Wong: Sweatshop Overlord, was a New York Times “Critics Pick.”
Wong was then named a Pulitzer Prize finalist in Drama, (2022). Sweatshop Overlord also garnered a veritable awards sweep this year including The Drama Desk Award, The Lucille Lortel Award and The Outer Critics Circle Award. Sweatshop Overlord has just had its premiere at The La Jolla Playhouse, is currently running at Portland Center Stage and will move on to The Kirk Douglas Theater at Center Theater Group in Los Angeles.
Wong’s other works have been presented across North America, the UK, Hong Kong and Africa. She’s been a guest on late night shows on Comedy Central, NBC and FX. As a published writer, Wong’s work is included in Routledge's “Contemporary Plays by Women of Color.” Wong wrote the introduction for "The Auntie Sewing Squad Guide To Mask Making, Radical Care and Racial Justice" published by University of California Press. She also had Artist Residencies at MacDowell, Hermitage, Montalvo and Ojai Playwrights Festival. Wong’s work has been awarded with grants from Creative Capital, The MAP Fund, Center for Cultural Innovation, National Performance Network, a COLA Master
Other career highlights include the Visionary Award from East West Players, “Local Hero Of The Year” nominee from KCET/ PBS, Asian Pacific Honoree from Fuse TV and the Best Of Arts Los Angeles issue from LA Weekly.
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