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The Wit, Satire, and Candor of Kristina Wong

by Katie Leo 

Tags: Arts, Performance, Social Satire, Asian American studies, Women's studies, depression, suicide, Kristina Wong,


Kristina Wong’s performance art blends a biting wit with moments of disarming vulnerability, holding a mirror to both self and audience. The Los Angeles-based performer’s new one-woman show, Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest tackles the problem of high suicide rates and depression among Asian American women, exposing the charred underbelly of issues such as race, identity, and mental health with refreshing candor and yes, humor.   

Creating the show was not an easy process, and she swears she wouldn’t do it again.


Read the full interview, “Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Back Again.”


Watch an excerpt from Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest:

Image by Diana Toshiko, courtesy of Kristina Wong.