Wong Public Talk
Public Talk
Kristina Wong in Conversation

Politics in/as Performance

presented by the Rockefeller Center and in collaboration with the Hop
January 11, 2024

This event occurred as part of the 23/24 Public Talk season. This is an archived view.

Can humor fix a broken political system? Can art?

23/24 Public Talk

Comedian/actress/writer/performance artist Kristina Wong sits down with the Rockefeller Center's Herschel Nachlis to discuss the artist's role in political discourse and the blurry lines between performance, campaigning and American politics. 

Nachlis is Associate Director and Senior Policy Fellow of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences at Dartmouth, and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Government. 

Presented by the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and Social Sciences in collaboration with the Hop

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Kristina Wong is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer, comedian, performance artist, actor and elected representative in Koreatown, Los Angeles. Most recently, Kristina became one of six recipients in the nation of the very prestigious Doris Duke Foundation Award for excellence in her field. During her recent sold-out run at The Kirk Douglas Theater at Center Theater Group in Los Angeles, the LA Times, named her show, Kristina Wong: Sweatshop Overlord, a "Must See Show," which premiered at New York Theater Workshop and The New York Times called it a "Critics Pick." The show garnered a veritable awards sweep including The Drama Desk Award, The Lucille Lortel Award and The Outer Critics Circle Award. 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 is currently developing a new work during her three-year Artist-in-Residence at ASU Gammage. 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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