Kristina Wong is coming down to Intermedia Arts in Mpls with her show "The Wong Street Journal" on March 11th and 12th (as well as a workshop on March 7th).
And yes - I do in fact already have my tickets and yes - it does look amazing and funny as all hell.
Get tickets @ the Intermedia Arts site.
More About The Show
The Wong Street Journal
Written and performed by Kristina Wong
Directed by Emily Mendelsohn
A new solo theater work written and performed by performance artist and comedian Kristina Wong, combining self-skewering personal narrative with a hilarious interrogation of America's legacy on the rest of the world.
The Wong Street Journal tells the true story of how Wong, as a not-so-white savior, became a hip hop star in Northern Uganda. 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. All of this plays against an all felt version of the New York Stock Exchange that Wong sewed with her own hands.
The Wong Street Journal is the creation of San Francisco-based performance artist, comedian and writer Kristina Wong. The award-winning Wong has been a commentator for American Public Media’s Marketplace, PBS, and Jezebel, among others and 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.”
With a limited two-night run, audiences are encouraged to get their tickets early for this show that critics are calling “extremely entertaining,” “hilarious,” and “deeply thought-provoking.”
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