Kristina Wong for Public Office

Thu. Oct 8, 2020 at 7:30pm EDT
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HARTBEAT ENSEMBLE PRESENTS


KRISTINA WONG FOR PUBLIC OFFICE


AN INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE


Written and performed by Kristina Wong
Directed and dramaturgy by Diana Wyenn
Devised by Kristina Wong and Diana Wyenn


Performance artist, comedian, and elected representative Kristina Wong is taking her raucous campaign online to arouse civic engagement and counter-hijack our democracy! An actual elected representative of Koreatown in Los Angeles, she was once a scrappy performance artist with a bright future in reality television. Now, the political system she used to ridicule is the one she’s become!!! Is she more effective as a performance artist or a politician? Is there actually a difference between performance art and politics? Can she Abolish ICE?! 


This interactive, 65-minute comedic performance mashes up campaign rallies, church revivals, and solo theater shows to uncover the history of voting, what it means to run for local office, and the impact artists can have on democracy. Originally built to tour alongside the rallies leading up to the 2020 Presidential election against a charming hand-sewn felt set she sewed herself, this rally is now being broadcast live from her home to yours!


Want a zoom screenshot with a real-life elected official? This rally will be followed by a candidate “Meet & Greet” with Kristina!


“These days electoral politics changes from day to day — hell, minute to minute. But one thing doesn’t change… Koreatown’s Wilshire Center Neighborhood Council Kristina Wong’s gift for fusing performance art with political commentary and edgy humor.” —LA WEEKLY



Additional credits:


Sound by Mark McClain Wilson


Scenic, Costumes, and Props by Kristina Wong 


Promotional photo by Tom Fowler


Running time: 65-minutes


For more information Kristina Wong HERE


Learn what you need to vote on November 3 HERE!




This event will take place on Zoom. If you’ve never used Zoom before, check out a few tips below!


This is the most important step in our Zoom guide – download the free Zoom app to your laptop, tablet or phone in advance of the performance. We’ll send you your link and login details at least 2 hours before the show. You can test your audio in advance of the performance at any time to check that everything is working correctly. You can then view the performance on your device once the show starts.


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Kristina Wong for Public Office has been supported by a 2019 Center Theater Group Sherwood Award and a 2018 City of Los Angeles Career Artist (COLA) Fellowship. This performance is funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

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HartBeat Ensemble Digital Performance
Hartford, CT 06105
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