After touring Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest across the country for five years in over 40 live engagements, Wong’s critically acclaimed one woman show is finally captured in her first ever concert film through the dynamic direction of Michael Closson. An unforgettable tour de force performance.
Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is Kristina Wong’s raucous and whip-smart take on the high rates of depression and suicide among Asian American women. She sets out to single-handedly save them all by the end of her 80 minute show! She fails fantastically, creating hysterical laughter and a sobering coda. It’s one hell of a roller coaster ride! But don’t worry… it’s all fiction.
This concert film was shot in front of a live audience and skillfully captures all the emotional nuances of the live show. This broadcast quality recording looks fantastic on small or big screens and is ideal for public screenings in schools, community groups, fundraising, charity events or professional conferences! This film is independently distributed in the educational, conference and home video markets. It has been acquired by university libraries, counseling offices, and taught as part of college curricula. Click here for a list of shows.
Kristina still tours the live show as her busy schedule permits. An excellent cost effective alternative to the live show is to host a theatrical screening with Kristina as a speaker.
ABOUT KRISTINA WONG Kristina Wong is a nationally presented solo performer and writer who has created five full length solo shows and one ensemble play. She's been a commentator for American Public Media's Marketplace, PBS, Jezebel and Playgirl Magazine. Her work has been awarded with grants from Creative Capital, MAPFUND, Center for Cultural Innovation, PEN USA, National Performance Network and an artist residency from the MacDowell Colony. She was the alumna commencement speaker at UCLA in 2008. www.kristinawong.com