Pulitzer Prize finalist Christina Wang signs CAA; Solo show ‘Sweatshop Overlord’ plays at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

Exclusive: Performance artist, comedian, actress, playwright and elected Koreatown Los Angeles representative, Christina Wong, is all signed to CAA.

Wong has mounted several solo shows here in Los Angeles, but his latest Christina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord, Last year he won a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Sweatshop OverlordA co-production between Center Theater Group and East West Players, currently running through March 12 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Sweatshop Overlord Followed Wang when she launched Auntie Sewing Squad, an 800-member group of mostly Asian women during the pandemic who sewed and donated 300K masks for frontline workers and vulnerable communities when Covid PPE was rare. The show had a highly acclaimed premiere at the New York Theater Workshop and was a The New York Times “Critics’ Pick.”

Yesterday Wang was awarded a $550K grant from The Doris Duke Foundation, which is awarded to individuals for excellence in their field. Sweatshop Overlord It has garnered a veritable awards sweep, including The Drama Desk Award, The Lucille Lortel Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance.

Wong also wrote the introduction for Anti Sew Squad Guide Mask Making, Radical Care and Racial JusticePublished by the University of California Press.

Wong’s other major one-man shows include social justice driven shows Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Wong Way, The Wong Street JournalAnd Christina Wong for Public Office. Wong flew over the cuckoo’s nest Ran for eight years starting in 2006 and researched mental illness, particularly among Asian American women. Christina Wong for Public Office Wilshire Center described her time running for the Koreatown Neighborhood Council. The show was streamed from Kirk Douglas in November 2020 In her role as an elected representative, Wang champions the needs of the homeless community in her neighborhood

Wang’s other works have been presented across North America, the UK, Hong Kong and Africa. He has also held artist residencies at the McDowell, Hermitage, Montalvo, and Ojai Playwrights Festivals. Her work has been awarded grants 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 Prize, and the Art Matters Foundation.

Wong has been a guest on late-night shows on Comedy Central, NBC and FX. As a published author, his work is included in Routledge Contemporary Drama by Women of Color.

Other career highlights include East West Players’ Visionary Award, “Local Hero of the Year” nomination from KCET/PBS, Asian Pacific Honor from Fuse TV and Best of Arts Los Angeles issue. LA Weekly.

He is currently creating a new work during his three-year artist-in-residence at ASU Gamage.

Wang continues to be represented by Lillian LaSalle at Sweet 180 Talent & Literary Management.

Watch the trailer for it Christina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord below:

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