Kristina Wong

Kristina Wong: “Sweatshop Overlord”

Monday, October 5, 2020 at 7:00pm

FREE! RSVP required for access to virtual event.

Written and performed by the Auntie Sewing Squad

"[Kristina Wong] built a massive free mask operation for people the 'government didn't care about.'"
--NBC News

Global crises require innovation. In a new show born from the COVID-19 pandemic, comedian and writer Kristina Wong details her trajectory from out-of-work performance artist to “Sweatshop Overlord” (2020) of a homemade face mask empire, deploying 800 Facebook volunteers--the Auntie Sewing Squad--to make and deliver more than 70,000 masks to at-risk communities while in quarantine. The work re-examines the significance of Asian American women and women of color performing this historically gendered and racialized invisible labor.

Followed by a moderated conversation with the artist.

Click here for more information about Kristina Wong's residency at Wesleyan.