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Kristina Wong for Public Office: Live from Her Home!
October 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT$10
Written and performed by Kristina Wong
Directed and dramaturgy by Diana Wyenn
Devised by Kristina Wong and Diana Wyenn
“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
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. The system she used to ridicule is now the one she’s become a part of. Is she more effective as a performance artist or a politician? Can she abolish ICE?
This interactive, 65-minute 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 to yours!
Want a Zoom screenshot with a real life elected official? This rally will be followed by a candidate “Meet & Greet” with Kristina!
General Admission: $10 per device | UCSD Student: Free via SSO | UCSD Faculty & Staff: Free via SSO