Created & Performed by Kristina Wong
Directed by Emily Mendelsohn
October 13-15 & 20-23, 2016
“Politically charged art with unapologetic humor.” – Bitch Magazine
Performance artist, activist, and feminist comic Kristina Wong makes her Portland debut with this solo performance about her experience as a "voluntourist" in Northern Uganda. What happens, Ms. Wong asks, when our best-intentioned urge to lend a hand collides with the realities of global inequality? With a set made of hand-sewn felt, some surprisingly decent rapping by Ms. Wong, and irreverent jokes echoing the artist’s provocative yet self-deprecating sense of humor, The Wong Street Journal will make you laugh and think at the same time.
Stay after the show for nightly post-show discussions at The Headwaters, featuring featuring the artists along with special community guests such as:
- October 14: Candace Kita, Cultural Work & Development Coordinator, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) & Dmae Roberts, Writer/Producer/Media Artist & Executive Producer, MediaRites & Theatre Diaspora
- October 20: Susan Addy, Obo Addy Legacy Project; Mic Crenshaw, Afrika Hip Hop Caravan; & Tracy Cameron Francis, Cascade Festival of African Films
- October 21: Mic Crenshaw, Afrika Hip Hop Caravan
- October 22: Pamela Santos, Producer & Host, Pacific Underground, KBOO
And learn more about Kristina Wong and her work through the following programs presented by the Multnomah County Library:
- A special Central Library exhibit on Kristina Wong and other artists whose work will be featured at CAATA, the Asian-American Theatre Festival (taking place in Ashland, OR prior to Boom Arts' presentation of The Wong Street Journal)
- A free sneak preview of excerpts from The Wong Street Journal at Central Library on Monday, October 10th at 6:30pm.
- A free community workshop for teens at 4pm on October 19th at the Holgate Library, 7905 SE Holgate Ave. in Portland.
This program is presented with project support from the Puffin Foundation, WESTAF, the Western States Arts Federation, & the National Endowment for the Arts.