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Arts / Entertainment

'Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'

April 21, 2011

'Solo artist Kristina Wong unveils a string of imaginative surprises as she supposedly examines the high rates of depression and suicide among Asian American women. She darts around this grim subject with the kind of meta-theatrical wit that creates one of the funniest shows in town and engenders a level of audience participation that's enthusiastic without becoming embarrassing.' ~ LA City Beat

Wednesday, April 27
6-9 p.m.
Lory Student Center Theatre

Cutting edge performance artist

For this year’s Asian Fest, Alpha Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc., the Asian/Pacific American Cultural Center (A/PACC), ASCSU, and the Women and Gender Advocacy Center are excited to host performer and artist Kristina Wong on Wednesday, April 27, 6-9 p.m., in the Lory Student Center Theatre. 

  • Reception, LSC Theatre lobby, 5:15-5:45 p.m.
  • Short Q & A following the show

In her performance, Wong fuses humor, creativity, and artistic style to address issues of suicide and depression. 

Women @ Noon presentation

Wong will present at the Women at Noon session as well on Wednesday, April 27 at noon at the Lory Student Center, Rooms 220-222. The presentation will include excerpts from her evening performance.  

Describing her own work

I believe that as an artist, my job is not to 'fix' the wrongs of the world with easy answers, but instead, to further complicate the question by making the invisible — visible, and  hopefully, creating some space for public discourse.  I would describe my aesthetic at its best as subversive, humorous, and endearingly inappropriate.

~ Kristina Wong

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.

In addition to stage performance, Kristina has created a series of site-specific performance pranks and installations that reinterpret everything from Homeland Security to Asian Sororities to the Miss Chinatown Pageant.

Asian Fest sponsors

Asian/Pacific American Cultural Center, Campus Activities, Alpha Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc., Associated Students of CSU, Diversity Grant, Fair Advocates for Cultural Truths, Friends of the Library, Global Connections, GUIDE, Hui ‘O Hawai’i, PAKRams, Parents Fund, Pepsi Grant, Poudre River Public Library District, Residence Hall Association, South Asian Student Alliance & Women and Gender Advocacy Center.

Images accompanying this story were taken by Corky Lee with En Foco Photography, a non-profit dedicated to cultural diversity in photography. 

Contact: Sagarika Sarma