Solo Queens Fest -  Kristina Wong's THE WONG STREET JOURNAL

Solo Queens Fest - Kristina Wong's THE WONG STREET JOURNAL

Thu. October 26, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 9:00 pm)

Bootleg Theater

Los Angeles, CA

$10.00 - $20.00

Solo Queen Festival presents

Kristina Wong's THE WONG STREET JOURNAL

Written and Performed by Kristina Wong

Directed by Emily Mendelsohn

A solo theater work written and performed by performance artist and comedian Kristina Wong. Part plushy TED lecture, part amateur hip-hop extravaganza, and part travelogue, The Wong Street Journal breaks down the complexities of global poverty, privilege and economic theory using uneasy-to-read charts, live hashtag wars, and riveting slideshows from post-conflict Northern Uganda. Wong tells the story of how she as a not-so-white savior, became a hip hop star in Northern Uganda.  Wong combines self-skewering personal narrative with a hilarious interrogation of America's legacy on the rest of the world. All of this plays against an all felt version of the New York Stock Exchange that Wong sewed with her own hands.


Total Run Time: 80 Minutes (no intermission)

 

Solo Queens Fest
Solo Queens Fest
Bootleg Presents Solo Queens Fest

October 26-November 19!

Solo Queens Fest will be featuring three solo female artists presenting their award-winning solo shows. In addition, each artist will be presenting their own instructional workshop as to creating material for your own solo show.

This festival will celebrate women and their (the artists') life experiences!

Valerie Hager's NAKED IN ALASKA
Elizabeth Liang's ALIEN CITIZEN: AN EARTH ODYSSEY
Kristina Wong's THE WONG STREET JOURNAL


The performance schedule for the festival is as follows

NAKED IN ALASKA
10/28 at 7:30pm
10/29 at 3pm
11/2 at 7:30pm
11/5 at 11am
11/10 at 7:30pm
11/12 at 1pm
11/18 at 7:30pm
11/19 at 3pm

ALIEN CITIZEN: AN EARTH ODYSSEY
10/27 at 7:30pm
10/29 at 1pm
11/4 at 7:30pm
11/5 at 3pm
11/9 at 7:30pm
11/12 at 11am
11/17 at 7:30pm
11/19 at 1pm

THE WONG STREET JOURNAL
10/26 at 7:30pm
10/28 at 11am
11/3 at 7:30pm
11/5 at 1pm
11/11 at 7:30pm
11/12 at 3pm
11/16 at 7:30pm
11/19 at 11am


WORKSHOPS
Three instructional workshops will be presented during this festival, each hosted by one of the artists on a selected Saturday in November.

11/4- Valerie Hager (1pm-3pm)
SOLOfire Workshop
In this experiential workshop, participants will explore their own personal history through creative writing prompts, invigorating movement exercises, visualization, and meditation. Each participant will get opportunities to share their own stories, life themes, and creative expression through partner and group work, and through the course of the workshop further recognize and unleash the deeper stories they truly long to tell.

11/10 - Elizabeth Liang (1pm-3pm)
Elizabeth (Lisa) leads workshops on creating your solo show, memoir, or personal essay. Anyone who grew up or is currently living between or among different worlds, as a bridge or an island or both (whatever that may mean to you), will get a lot from this class. The sessions are helpful for anyone with a story they want to share. Lisa has led these workshops at Princeton University, DePaul University, CalStateLA, and in private workshops in L.A. and via Skype with participants all over the world.

11/18 - Kristina Wong (11am-1pm)
HOW TO BE A BADASS BITCH
'nuff said.

INFO ABOUT THE ARTISTS
VALERIE HAGER
Valerie has performed in film and theatre across the country, including The Intention of Lying, Comedy Central's Mind of Mencia, and Dracula at New York's Symphony Space. Her most celebrated solo show, Naked In Alaska: The Behind The Scenes True Story Of Stripping, has been performed over 60 times in three different countries reaching over 5,000 audiences members. Aside from acting, performance, and playwriting, she teaches SOLOfire: A Writing & Movement Workshop for Personal Transformation.


ELIZABETH LIANG
Elizabeth Liang is an actress, writer, and workshop leader. Her one-woman show, Alien Citizen: an earth odyssey, had a full run in Hollywood in May 2013 and is on its international tour through theatres, festivals, Off Off Broadway, the college circuit, conferences, international schools, and US Embassies. Her essays on developing the show and producing Chekhov's Three Sisters have been published and reprinted.

KRISTINA WONG
Kristina Wong is a performance artist, comedian and writer who has created five solo shows and one ensemble play that have toured across North America and the UK. Her newest solo show “The Wong Street Journal” navigates White Privilege as an Asian American “Mzungu” in East Africa. She has taught at Cal Arts in the MFA Creative Writing Program.
Kristina Wong
Kristina Wong
Kristina Wong was recently featured in the New York Times’ Off Color series “highlighting artists of color who use humor to make smart social statements about the sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious ways that race plays out in America today.” She is a performance artist, comedian and writer who has created five solo shows and one ensemble play that have toured across North America and the UK. Her most notable touring show– “Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” looked at the high rates of depression and suicide among Asian American women and toured dozens of venues across the United States since 2006.

Her newest solo show “The Wong Street Journal” navigates White Privilege as an Asian American “Mzungu” in East Africa. She spent a month in Northern Uganda recording a hit rap album “Mzungu Price” with local rappers and doing research for that show. Kristina’s mail order bride website is www.bigbadchinesemama.com. She has taught at Cal Arts in the MFA Creative Writing Program and twice given the commencement speech at UCLA, her alma mater.
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
http://www.bootlegtheater.org/