Kristina Wong Residency

Performance artist, comedian, and writer Kristina Wong's virtual residency at Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts includes performances, a Wesleyan Engage 2020 talk, and noontime talks with Wesleyan students.

"Wong is an activist artist dedicated to forging meaningful social change, interrogating heteronormative standards, subverting racial and gender stereotypes, challenging complacency, and empowering audiences—a model for the values that we hold here at the Center for the Arts," said Fiona Coffey, Associate Director for Programming and Performing Arts. "During a time when civil liberties are being eroded on a daily basis, our nation is convulsing with protests over police brutality and systemic racism, and our healthcare system and federal response to the pandemic is in tatters, Wong’s voice is needed more than ever. She is a remarkable example of an artist who is responding in real time to the current moment and who is also translating her community activism into art and performance. What an extraordinary model for Wesleyan students and our audiences to have." Read more on the Center for the Arts blog.

View past events as part of this residency. 

Image by Larry Sandez.

Kristina Wong: “Sweatshop Overlord”
Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 8:00pm


Comedian and writer Kristina Wong details her trajectory from out-of-work performance artist to “Sweatshop Overlord” in this new, free show, followed by a moderated conversation with the artist.