“i’m totally fine. I totally have this under control.”
June 21st, 2007 → Leave a comment
to quote my show, “i’m totally fine, i totally have everything under control.” after an opening night that didn’t seem as great as what i usually can give a crowd, i put on three great shows. i have been very spoiled by my Bay Area, LA, and Philly audiences who all gave me standing O’s after shows that felt subpar compared to how the show has developed now. NY had a few who stood, including my funders at Creative Capital who were so funny. After the show they joked with me, “Ok, Kristina, we want our money back.” The last show sold out and we turned people, including some good good friends of mine, away at the door.
and now i am teching for “Edge of the World” that opens at La Mama tonight. No rest for me!
I would have blogged earlier but New York has turned me into a sleepless alcoholic. I don’t drink in LA because I have to drive myself home. plus it’s expensive. but almost every night since my show closed Monday I’ve been pounding down the drinks then throwing myself into a cab or subway and trudging up the four flights of stairs to the sublet. this is one big reason i could not live here year round. It would destroy my liver.
I’m not as angry as I was last week. Man was I stressed.
I have a few pics. Will post later. I’m going to eat lunch with my Playgirl friends.
Here is the info on my show tonight at La Mama.
THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
A night of 5-minute-or-shorter plays about Asian American artists & culture
Featuring Regie Cabico, John Manal Castro, Royd Hatta, Robert Karimi, Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Dan Kim, Michelle Myers, Gary San Angel, Anula Shetty , Ryan Suda, F. Omar Telan, and Kristina Wong
Friday, June 15, 10:00 PM
Sunday, June 17, 5:30 PM
Thursday, June 21, 10:00 PM
Saturday, June 23, 10:00 PM
74A East 4th St. New York, NY 10003
Tickets available on-line at http://www.naatf.org/index.php?page_id=47
two for one ticket code is…. “EDGE”
Part cabaret, part object d’art, part truth or dare. In a night of all new 5-minute-or-shorter “speed plays” asking and addressing the question of what Asian America wants, a rotating cast from around the country throw their lives onto stage full tilt and take you on a roller coaster ride of comedy, drama, serious reflection, and pure theatrical entertainment.
The Edge of the World is a great big art experiment. We invited a dozen of the decade’s most inventive artists and dared them to go beyond the traditional identity piece while creating a show that’s grounded in personal experience. From the diverse and intersecting worlds of spoken word, comedy, writing and performance we’ve found unique ways to ponder: Are you what Asian America is looking for? So, what don’t you want people to know about you? What meaning do you find in a piece of bread? And, are you going to bother to vote?
Join the artists in the Edge of the World collaborate for an evening of performance art that will make you laugh, should make you mad, might make you proud, and no matter what will challenge your expectations of Asian American theater.
Featuring Regie Cabico, John Manal Castro, Royd Hatta, Robert Karimi, Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Dan Kim, Michelle Myers, Gary San Angel, Anula Shetty , Ryan Suda, F. Omar Telan, Kristina Wong. Conceived and directed by F. Omar Telan. Co-produced by Gayle Isa.