presented by Kristina Wong and ACT@Home
KRISTINA WONG FOR PUBLIC OFFICE: LIVE FROM HER HOME!
Written and performed by Kristina Wong
Directed and dramaturgy by Diana Wyenn
Devised by Kristina Wong and Diana Wyenn
October 16, 7 p.m.
The sensation that has swept the country comes to Seattle for one performance only!
Performance artist, comedian and elected representative Kristina Wong is taking her raucous campaign online! 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 Kristina more effective as a performance artist or as a politician? Is there actually a difference between performance art and politics?
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 built to tour alongside the rallies leading up to the 2020 Presidential election against a charming hand-sewn felt set she sewed herself, this rally is now being broadcast live from her home and into yours!
“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