The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago presents two events with writer, actor, and solo-performer Kristina Wong, one of four artists in residence at the Center this Spring.
On Thursday, April 16, 2009, in conjunction with the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Kristina Wong will speak with students about her work as part of OMSA's Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) series.
location: 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave
Lunch is provided. rsvp: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Friday, April 17th, 2009, in conjunction with Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, Kristina will perform her one-woman solo play, "Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."
location: chancel area of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel (5850 S. Woodlawn Ave)
(Persons with disabilities please contact Lorraine Brochu at 773-702-7059)
Both events are free and open to the public.
Kristina Wong's short bio:
Kristina Wong is a nationally presented solo performer, writer, actor, educator, culture jammer, and filmmaker. 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 performances have been shown in spaces that include: the Public Theater, REDCAT, Mark Taper Forum, Jumpstart Performance Company (San Antonio, TX), La MaMa ETC, the Painted Bride (Philadelphia, PA), the Comedy Central Workspace among dozens of others. She was awarded the Creative Capital Award in Theater and a Creation Fund from the National Performance Network to create her third full-length solo show, "Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" exploring the remarkably high incidence of suicide among Asian American women in a world that's more nuts than we are. Kristina wrote and performed in the CBS Multicultural Comedy Showcase. Her show "Free?" was also featured earlier this year at the South Beach Comedy Festival in Miami. Kristina was invited as the alumna commencement speaker for the 2008 UCLA Department of English graduation. She is completing a novel started with the PEN USA Rosenthal Emerging Voices Fellowship. She is a freelance contributor to anthologies and magazines that include Playgirl Magazine. Her mail order bride website is www.bigbadchinesemama.com. You can access additional information at her website: http://www.kristinawong.com