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Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord Tickets

Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord Tickets

New York
25 Oct 2021 - 21 Nov 2021

Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord Information

Kristina Wong's new play, Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord, will open at New York Theatre Workshop as part of the 2021/2022 season. Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord tickets are available on New York Theatre Guide now.

Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord is a play about Wong's real-life experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Three days in, Wong began sewing masks out of old bedsheets and bra straps on her Hello Kitty sewing machine. Before long, she was leading the Auntie Sewing Squad, a work-from-home sweatshop of hundreds of volunteers — including children and her own mother — to fix the U.S. public health care system while in quarantine. It was a feminist care utopia forming in the midst of crisis. Or was it a mutual aid doomsday cult?

As the demand for masks abates and we begin to return safely to space, Wong is beginning to put her life together post-pandemic and cult leadership. With hilarity and boundless generosity, she invites the audience in on her work building community in isolation, while reflecting on what we've been through and imagining what we want to become. 

Tickets to Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord are available now. Book your Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord tickets on New York Theatre Guide today.

On Day 3 of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kristina Wong began sewing masks out of old bedsheets and bra straps on her Hello Kitty sewing machine.

Opening date

October 25th, 2021

Closing date

November 21st, 2021

Categories

Opening Soon, Plays

Previews from

October 25th, 2021

Venue

New York Theatre Workshop

Age

On Day 3 of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kristina Wong began sewing masks out of old bedsheets and bra straps on her Hello Kitty sewing machine. With hilarity and boundless generosity, she invites the audience in on her work building community in isolation

Cast and creative

By: Kristina Wong
Director: Chay Yew
Cast list: Kristina Wong
Design: Junghyun Georgia Lee
Lighting: Amith Chandrashaker
Costume: Linda Cho
Sound: Mikhail Fiksel

Our review

Photo credit: Kristina Wong (Photo by Joan Marcus)

In the beginning of the show Kristina Wong: Sweatshop Overlord, Wong gives the audience a trigger warning: "The show takes place in the pandemic." Said by almost any other artist at this point, that statement might be met with an internal groan. After all, we're still living in the pandemic and still deeply traumatized by the past 20 months, what insight can possibly be gained right now? But Wong's delightful and deeply moving one-person show at New York Theatre Workshop may be just what we all...

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