August 9, 2022

March 11-12, 2016 | 7:30PM

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.

With a limited two-night run, you will want to get your tickets early for this show that critics are calling “extremely entertaining,” “hilarious,” and “deeply thought-provoking.”


DIG DEEPER …
Wong Street Journal Workshop
March 7 | Monday | 4:30-6PM | Free
Join San Francisco-based humorist Kristina Wong for a workshop exploring humor as a means of social commentary. Open to students and beginning level artists. The Workshop is free, but registration by March 2nd is recommended. REGISTER!

Opening Night Discussion + Reception
March 11 | Friday | Immediately following the Friday Performance | Included with your ticket
Stick around after the opening night performance for a special post-play discussion with Kathy Mouacheupao and Kristina Wong. A reception complete with snacks and music to follow.
Chat & Chew with Guest Artist Kristina Wong
March 12 | Saturday | Immediately following the Friday Performance | Included with your ticket
Join us following Saturday’s performance for a chance to mingle with Kristina Wong and informally dig into The Wong Street Journal over sweet treats.
WATCH: Five Minute Preview of The Wong Street Journal
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