Past Events in 2009

January 2009

January 19-25
Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest in Anchorage, Alaska!
National Performance Network Residency
Residency activities in local community, culminating in a final performance!
Out North in Anchorage, Alaska (www.outnorth.org)

January 26- February 1
Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest in Homer, Alaska!
Residency activities in local community, culminating in a final performance!

Anchorage Performances
OUT NORTH
3800 DeBarr Road
Anchorage, AK 99508-2011
7pm FRI Jan 23
7pm SAT Jan 24
4pm SUN Jan 25
$18.00 online; $20 at the door.
($1.25 per ticket online fee)

Homer Performances
Bunnell Street Gallery in Homer, Alaska (ie “A Drinking Town with a Fishing Problem”)
106 W Bunnell Ave
Homer, AK 99603
7pm THU Jan 29
7pm FRI Jan 30
7pm SAT Jan 31

February 2009
February 5
Kristina at Yale University
(followed by a quick run of something or other in NYC)

February 14, 7pm
Kristina does stand up– and it’s new and good!!!
Laugh Lounge
151 Essex St. Lower East Side, NYC
$12 cover/ $10 with adv reservations 2 drink minimum
Reservations:212-614-2500

February 15, 8-11pm
Kristina at the Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery New York, NY 10012
Part of the Sulu Series

February 20, 7:30-ish
Kristina does stand-up at Silverlake Lounge
Los Angeles, CA FREE

February 27, 8:30-ish
Kristina does stand-up at Silverlake Lounge
Los Angeles, CA FREE

March 2009
March 16, 9pm
Kristina does stand up at Bliss Cafe
Hollywood, CA

March 24
1pm: Guest lecture at Judy Bauerlein’s class, Cal State San Marcos
7pm: Excerpt of Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Cal State San Marcos

March 28, 10:30pm
Kristina does stand-up
Variety show at the Celebration Theater
“The Wham-Bamb Recession SLAM”
$10 donation, and $5 for all you can drink wine!
7051 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

March 29, 7pm
Kristina performs/ reads new piece (Thanksgiving Story) at Lesbo-A-Go-Go!
Celebration Theater
7051 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

April 2009
April 1
Kristina does guest lecture at UNLV
Las Vegas, NV

April 2
Kristina performs excerpt of Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Contemporary Arts Center
Part of the “Off the Strip” Festival
Las Vegas, NV

April 8, 7pm
Guest Speaker at Claremont Colleges
Professor: Ming Yuen S. Ma

April 13-17
Kristina is Artist-in-Residence (one week) at the University of Chicago
Center for the Study of Race Politics and Culture
Residency culminates in performance of Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

April 14, 10:10-11:40am
Kristina gives lecture at DePaul University
2322 N. Kenmore, Classroom #507
Chicago, IL
Prof: Laura Kina

April 15, 12pm
Kristina gives lecture at Art Institute of Chicago
Prof: Roberto Sifuentes

April 16, 12-2pm
Kristina Gives talk as part of U. of Chicago’s
Conversation on Race and Ethnicity Lunch Series
5710 Woodlawn Ave., Chicago
FREE and lunch provided

April 17, 7pm
Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Full Production)
Rockerfeller Chapel at U of Chicago.
5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago
FREE

April 18, 7pm
Kristina hosts and does performance at NYU Student Conference
(Open to all.)
New York, NY

April 20- May 6
Kristina is an artist-in-residence
Doing workshops, talks, lecture demonstrations all over
Minneapolis, MN

April 30
Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest in Minneapolis, MN
Residency activities in local community, culminating in a final performance!
Presented by Pangea World Theater at InterMediaArts in Minneapolis, MN
Ticket Info here

May 2009
May 1 & 2
Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest in Minneapolis, MN
Residency activities in local community, culminating in a final performance!
Presented by Pangea World Theater at InterMediaArts in Minneapolis, MN
Ticket Info here

May 6, 7:30pm
“Beat the Bus” screens as part of “AWC REWIND”
Program 51 at the 2009 Visual Communications Film Festival
National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, Downtown Los Angeles
(Kristina will not be in attendance, hold your breath!)
May 20, 2-4p
Kristina guest speaker at UCLA class
Department of World Arts and Cultures

May 23-25
Kristina at Creative Retreat for “Edge of the World”
Philadelphia, PA

May 26, 8pm
Kristina performs “Thanksgiving Story”Louder than Words Storytelling Series
1039 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ (201)653-1703 $7

May 29& 30, 7:30p
Performances of “Edge of the World”
(A new ensemble show!)
1219 Vine St. @Asian Arts Initiative Philadelphia, PA

June 2009
June 2, 6-8pm
Kristina performs excerpts of Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
UCLA’s Grand Horizons Ballroom in Bradley Hall
Followed by post show discussion

June 4
Kristina’s Birthday

June 10, 8pm
Kristina reads from her teenage journals!
MORTIFIED LA
VENUE: King King, 6555 Hollywood Blvd., 90028
Ticket info here

June 13th, 7am-5pm
Kristina sells all her memories for dirt cheap at
The Longest Wongest Yard Sale in the World!
(With special guest crap from her friend Marlene)
1620 Brockton Ave, West Los Angeles

June 14th, 2009, 6:15pm
Kristina is a guest at Telethon #1: a quick and painless romp behind the scenes of a telethon raising money to combat global warming. Burlesque by Panty Parade, special guests Kristina Wong, Anna Homler, and Dick & Jane.
Written and Produced by Howard Seth Cohen. Directed by Lauren Oppelt.
Location: Best Fish Taco in Ensenada, 1650 N Hillhurst Ave LA CA 9002

June 16, 7:15p
Kristina performs at Tuesday Nights at the Cafe, Aratani Courtyard, Union Center for the Arts

June 18, 7-9p
Playtime with Kristina Wong!
(A performance and writing workout for artists interested in creating original performance work.)
This workshop is ideal for artists in all disciplines who find the writing for performance process to be confining. Playtime is a quick, more active way to generate dozens of ideas, images, humor, performance phrases and personas to use in your creative process. Workshops start with basic theater warm-ups. We’ll do exercises that explore improvisation, puppetry, collaborative work, and dramaturgy. Artists of all experience levels can thrive in this workshop.
Where: Comey Complex, 6071 Comey Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Call 310-998-8765 for more info.

June 25, 7-9p
Playtime with Kristina Wong!
(A performance and writing workout for artists interested in creating original performance work.)
This workshop is ideal for artists in all disciplines who find the writing for performance process to be confining. Playtime is a quick, more active way to generate dozens of ideas, images, humor, performance phrases and personas to use in your creative process. Workshops start with basic theater warm-ups. We’ll do exercises that explore improvisation, puppetry, collaborative work, and dramaturgy. Artists of all experience levels can thrive in this workshop.
Where: Comey Complex, 6071 Comey Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Call 310-998-8765 for more info.

July 2009
June 29- July 19
Kristina is an Associate Artist-in-Residence
at Atlantic Center for the Arts
New Smyrna Beach, FL

July 23, 7:30-9:30p
Playtime with Kristina Wong!
(A drop-in performance and writing workout for artists interested in creating original performance work.)
Where: Comey Complex, 6071 Comey Ave (REAR STUDIO), Los Angeles, CA 90034
Call 310-998-8765 for more info on class fee, what to bring, etc.

July 30, 7:30-9:30p
Playtime with Kristina Wong!
(A drop-in performance and writing workout for artists interested in creating original performance work.)
Where: Comey Complex, 6071 Comey Ave (REAR STUDIO), Los Angeles, CA 90034
Call 310-998-8765 for more info on class fee, what to bring, etc.

July 31, 9pm
Kristina hosts Long Nguyen’s CD release party
El Cid in Silverlake, CA
Free!

August 2009
August 6, 7:30-9:30p
Playtime with Kristina Wong!
(A drop-in performance and writing workout for artists interested in creating original performance work.)
Where: Comey Complex, 6071 Comey Ave (REAR STUDIO), Los Angeles, CA 90034
Call 310-998-8765 for more info on class fee, what to bring, etc.

August 13, 7:30-9:30p
Playtime with Kristina Wong!
(A drop-in performance and writing workout for artists interested in creating original performance work.)
Where: Comey Complex, 6071 Comey Ave (REAR STUDIO), Los Angeles, CA 90034
Call 310-998-8765 for more info on class fee, what to bring, etc.

August 14, 10pm
Kristina performs at Cabaret Show
Bang Comedy Theater
Los Angeles, CA

August 20, 7:30-9:30p
Playtime with Kristina Wong!
(A drop-in performance and writing workout for artists interested in creating original performance work.)
Where: Comey Complex, 6071 Comey Ave (REAR STUDIO), Los Angeles, CA 90034
Call 310-998-8765 for more info on class fee, what to bring, etc.

August 21, 8:30p
“IT’S A HOT & SWEATY SLIDESHOW”
Kristina presents a Slideshow about being Carless in Los Angeles!
Lots of other funny slide show presenters! (all presented on an old school Kodak Carousel)
The Fake Gallery, 4319 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029
$10

August, 27, 7:30-9:30p
Playtime with Kristina Wong!
(A drop-in performance and writing workout for artists interested in creating original performance work.)
Where: Comey Complex, 6071 Comey Ave (REAR STUDIO), Los Angeles, CA 90034
Call 310-998-8765 for more info on class fee, what to bring, etc.

September 2009
August 31- September 18
Kristina is artist-in-residence at HOTHOUSE
(using studio space and developing new performance work)
UCLA Department of World Arts In Culture

September 10
Kristina performs at Hothouse Comedy Show
Downtown Los Angeles

September 18, 12:15- 12:45
Preview of “CAT LADY”
An informal showing of my new show in progress
Part of HotHouse, residency for artists
at UCLA, Kaufman Hall Room 240 (park in Lot 4)
FREE (and free lunch after!)

September 18, 8:30 pm
“SLIDESHOW!”
Kristina presents an encore of her slideshow about being Carless in Los Angeles!
Lots of other funny slide show presenters! (all presented on an old school Kodak Carousel)
The Fake Gallery, 4319 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029
$10 Reservations recommended as this show always sells out! (323) 692-3086

September 26, 10am
Kristina teaches a FREE Workshop as part of TeAda’s Open House
Playtime with Kristina Wong
A writing and performance workout
Los Angeles, CA
(free classes all day until 6pm! Drop in for any of them! Full information on the event here.)

September 27, 7pm
Kristina performs something new at Lesbo-a-go-go
(New and awesome stuff)
Celebration Theater
7051 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles
Pay-what-you-can!

October 2009
October 1, 12-1pm
Kristina presents excerpt of “CAT LADY”
Part of UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures
“In the Garden” Show
In the outdoor Garden Theater, Kaufman Hall UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

October 1, 7:30pm
Playtime with Kristina Wong! (and friends)
(A drop-in performance and writing workout for artists interested in creating original performance work.)
Where: Comey Complex, 6071 Comey Ave (REAR STUDIO), Los Angeles, CA 90034
Call 310-998-8765 for more info on class fee, what to bring, etc.

October 2, 12- 1:30pm
Kristina speaks to Sophomore class
World Arts and Cultures, UCLA
Instructor: Angelia Leung

October 5, 7.30pm
Kristina shows new work-in-progress
MAX 10
electric lodge
1416 electric avenue, venice ca 90291
$10, no reservations

October 8, 7:30pm
Playtime with Kristina Wong! (GUEST TEACHER THIS DAY, Kristina in NYC)
(A drop-in performance and writing workout for artists interested in creating original performance work.)
Where: Comey Complex, 6071 Comey Ave (REAR STUDIO), Los Angeles, CA 90034
Call 310-998-8765 for more info on class fee, what to bring, etc.

October 15, 7:30pm
Playtime with Kristina Wong! (GUEST TEACHER THIS DAY, Kristina in NYC)
(A drop-in performance and writing workout for artists interested in creating original performance work.)
Where: Comey Complex, 6071 Comey Ave (REAR STUDIO), Los Angeles, CA 90034
Call 310-998-8765 for more info on class fee, what to bring, etc.

October 14, 7pm
APACUNT: Asian Pacific Americans Cunterporary Unilateral Neo Theater:
20th Century Performance in the 21st Century
Panel PART 1: THE PAST: Isn’t it Semantic?
The Unprofitability of “Asian American”
Part of APACUNT–a Series of Critically Critical Citywide Dialogues
Theater for the New City
155 First Ave at 10th St. New York City, NY
(presented as part of the National Asian American Theater Festival)

October 15, 9pm
APACUNT: Asian Pacific Americans Cunterporary Unilateral Neo Theater:
20th Century Performance in the 21st Century
Panel PART 2: THE PRESENT: Good-bye Racism! Hello Solipsism!
An APACUNT Salute to Bigotry (and it’s foxy progeny)
A Series of Critically Critical Citywide Dialogues
Theater for the New City
155 First Ave at 10th St. New York City, NY
(presented as part of the National Asian American Theater Festival)

October 16, 10:30 pm
“APACUNT: Asian Pacific Americans Cunterporary Unilateral Neo Theater:
20th Century Performance in the 21st Century
Panel PART 3: THE FUTILE: Creating a National Asian American Network
Join the Rapture now or be left behind to die.
Part of APACUNT– A Series of Critically Critical Citywide Dialogues
Theater for the New City
155 First Ave at 10th St. New York City, NY
(presented as part of the National Asian American Theater Festival)

October 17, 10:30pm
“APACUNT: Asian Pacific Americans Cunterporary Unilateral Neo Theater:
20th Century Performance in the 21st Century
Panel PART 4: SPECIAL TOPICS: Writing in the Margins
I once stuck my dick in Judd Apatow’s mouth
Part of APACUNT– A Series of Critically Critical Citywide Dialogues
Theater for the New City
155 First Ave at 10th St. New York City, NY
(presented as part of the National Asian American Theater Festival)

October 18, 6pm
“APACUNT: Asian Pacific Americans Cunterporary Unilateral Neo Theater:
20th Century Performance in the 21st Century
Panel PART 5: CLOSING PLENARY:
REINVENTING THE WHEEL
: What spoke?
Part of APACUNT– A Series of Critically Critical Citywide Dialogues
Theater for the New City
155 First Ave at 10th St. New York City, NY
(presented as part of the National Asian American Theater Festival)

October 20, 7pm
Kristina hosts KONG MAGAZINE’s
“The Kong Show… a porn comedy revue”
Featuring some of NYC’s funniest comedians!
Matchless Bar
557 Manhattan Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11222-3919
FREE and FUN

October 22, 8pm
Special performance at….
BREAKING THE BOW: The 1st Annual Independent Asian Pacific Islander Performing Artists and Writers Festival
Battle of the Pitches/Ten Minute Asian Pacific Islander play contest performance
$10 admission with $5 additional entrance fee for Battle of the Pitches screenwriter participants. Cash prizes for best screenplay pitch. Celebrity judges.
($10 pre-performance VIP reception at 6:30 PM.)
Miles Memorial Playhouse 1130 Lincoln Blvd; Santa Monica, CA 90403
FREE PARKING at 808 Wilshire, ½ block South of the Miles, entrance on Lincoln.
For more information and reservations, please contact Ken Choy at ken@mapid.us

October 22, 7:30pm
Playtime with Kristina Wong! (GUEST TEACHER THIS DAY, Kristina across town)
(A drop-in performance and writing workout for artists interested in creating original performance work.)
Where: Comey Complex, 6071 Comey Ave (REAR STUDIO), Los Angeles, CA 90034
Call 310-998-8765 for more info on class fee, what to bring, etc.

October 27, 12-3pm
Kristina is guest speaker at Aimee Phan’s Creative Writing Class
California College of Arts
Oakland, CA

October 29, 7:30pm
Playtime with Kristina Wong!
(A drop-in performance and writing workout for artists interested in creating original performance work.)
Where: Comey Complex, 6071 Comey Ave (REAR STUDIO), Los Angeles, CA 90034
Call 310-998-8765 for more info on class fee, what to bring, etc.

November 2009
November 5, 7:30pm
Playtime with Kristina Wong!
(A drop-in performance and writing workout for artists interested in creating original performance work.)
Where: Comey Complex, 6071 Comey Ave (REAR STUDIO), Los Angeles, CA 90034
Call 310-998-8765 for more info on class fee, what to bring, etc.

November 10, 9:30pm
Hooray!!! Whoring for Hollywood!
Kristina Wong and D’Lo’s Big Industry Showcase!
Acme Theater in Hollywood
Part of Los Angeles Comedy Festival

November 12, 7:30pm
Playtime with Kristina Wong!
(A drop-in performance and writing workout for artists interested in creating original performance work.)
Where: Comey Complex, 6071 Comey Ave (REAR STUDIO), Los Angeles, CA 90034
Call 310-998-8765 for more info on class fee, what to bring, etc.

November 13, 8pm
Hooray!!! Whoring for Hollywood!
Kristina Wong and D’Lo’s Big Industry Showcase!
Acme Theater in Hollywood
Part of Los Angeles Comedy Festival

November 14, 1:30-2:45p (the Quest) & 5-6:30pm (the Journey)
Kristina performs at
(something totally different about being carless in LA)
Los Angeles Storytelling Festival
Culver-Palms UMC Complex, 4464 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230

November 15, 6:30- 8:30pm
Kristina does comedy for “She Who Laughs Last”
Fundraiser for SF WAR (San Francisco Women Against Rape)
Victoria Theater in Mission District
San Francisco, CA

November 19, 7:30pm
Playtime with Kristina Wong!
(A drop-in performance and writing workout for artists interested in creating original performance work.)
Where: Comey Complex, 6071 Comey Ave (REAR STUDIO), Los Angeles, CA 90034
Call 310-998-8765 for more info on class fee, what to bring, etc.

November 29, 7-9pm
Kristina tells a saucy story on the air at
KXLU, 88.9
“The Mystic Pete Chronicles – Tales of Love and Madness.”


November 30, 11pm-12am
Kristina and Diane Meyer talk about the “Without a Car in the World” Exhibit of 100 Angelinos without cars with Riku Matsuda
Streaming online at Kpfk.org or 98.7 FM

December 2009
December 2, 7pm
Kristina performs show on carlessness
Part of Diane Meyer’s big exhibition on carless living in Los Angeles!
18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica
(Kristina is featured in the exhibit open until December 11)

December 10-14
Kristina at attendance at National Performance Network Annual Meeting
Knoxville, TN

December 17
Kristina reads from 11-year-old diaries at Mortified
New York City, NYC
92Y Tribeca Comedy Show info & Tix here