2019: Kristina Wong
(Performance Artist, Comedian, and Writer)
Kristina Wong is a performance artist, comedian, and writer who has been presented internationally across North America, the UK, Hong Kong and Africa. Most recently, her play Kristina Wong for Public Office appeared on Center Theatre Group's Digital Stage as the innagural broadcast in the series Live from the KDT. Also, her solo theatre show The Wong Street Journal was presented by the US Consulate in Lagos, Nigeria. Her commentaries have appeared on American Public Media’s Marketplace, PBS, VICE, Jezebel, Playgirl Magazine, Huffington Post and CNN. She’s been awarded artist residencies from the MacDowell Colony, New York Theatre Workshop and Ojai Playwrights Festival. Her work has been awarded with grants from Creative Capital, The MAP Fund, Center for Cultural Innovation, National Performance Network and a COLA Master Artist Fellowship from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. She is the artist-in-residence at the San Diego Airport where she is exploring the site as a literal purgatory in a border town. She is also currently the artist-in-residence at the Dream Resource Center working with undocumented immigrants and their allies on an original theatre piece.
Kristina Wong is a member of the newly formed CTG Creative Collective, a dozen inspiring, innovative and highly collaborative artists shaping the contours of the theatrical landscape of the future.