AN INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY KRISTINA WONG
Direction and dramaturgy by Diana Wyenn
Devised by Kristina Wong and Diana Wyenn
Performance artist, comedian, and elected representative Kristina Wong is taking her raucous campaign online to arouse civic engagement and counter-hijack our democracy! An actual elected representative of Koreatown in Los Angeles, she was once a scrappy performance artist with a bright future in reality television. Now, the political system she used to ridicule is the one she’s become!!! Is she more effective as a performance artist or a politician? Is there actually a difference between performance art and politics? Can she Abolish ICE?!
This interactive comedic performance mashes up campaign rallies, church revivals, and solo theater shows to uncover the history of voting, what it means to run for local office, and the impact artists can have on democracy. Originally created to tour alongside the rallies leading up to the 2020 Presidential election, this show – set against a charming hand-sewn felt background she sewed herself – is now being broadcast live from her home to yours!
Want a zoom screenshot with a real life elected official? This rally will be followed by a candidate “Meet & Greet” with Kristina!
“These days electoral politics changes from day to day — hell, minute to minute. But one thing doesn’t change… Koreatown’s Wilshire Center Neighborhood Council Kristina Wong’s gift for fusing performance art with political commentary and edgy humor.” —LA WEEKLY
Sound by Mark McClain Wilson
Scenic, Costumes, and Props by Kristina Wong
Promotional photography by Tom Fowler
Kristina Wong for Public Office has been supported by a 2019 Center Theatre Group Sherwood Award and a 2018 City of Los Angeles Career Artist (COLA) Fellowship.
This event will take place on Zoom. If you’ve never used Zoom before, check out a few tips below! If you need more help, email the Help Desk at email@example.com.
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This is the most important step in our Zoom guide – download the free Zoom app to your laptop, tablet or phone in advance of the performance. We’ll send you your link and login details at least 24 hours before the show. You can test your audio in advance of the performance at any time to check that everything is working correctly. You can then view the performance on your device once the show starts.
This production is being presented in partnership with Los Angeles Performance Practice.
Los Angeles Performance Practice is a non-profit organization devoted to the production and presentation of contemporary performance by artists whose work advances and challenges multidisciplinary artistic practices. Across a range of platforms and partnerships, we build an active network of contemporary practitioners—curators and producers, artists and designers, audiences and patrons—all leveraged in service to the ideas and issues of our time. Anchored in Los Angeles, our artists and projects have national and global reach.
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