Kristina Wong, a Doris Duke Artist in the theater category, is a profound and hilarious performance artist, comedian and writer who employs humor to explore difficult subjects and amplify marginalized experiences. She has been presented across North America, Africa, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong.
She has been a guest on late night shows on NBC, Comedy Central and FX, and has starred in her own pilot presentation with Lionsgate for truTV. Her commentaries have appeared on American Public Media’s Marketplace, PBS, VICE, CNN, as well as in Jezebel, Playgirl Magazine and HuffPost. She’s been awarded artist residencies from MacDowell, San Diego Airport and Ojai Playwrights Festival. She is a Pulitzer Prize finalist in Drama, and her work has received support from Creative Capital, The MAP Fund, Center for Cultural Innovation, National Performance Network, a COLA Master Artist Fellowship from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, nine Los Angeles Artist-in-Residence awards, Center Theatre Group’s Sherwood Award and the Art Matters Foundation.