February 12 – March 12, 2023
Opening Night February 15, 2023
Kirk Douglas Theatre
9820 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord
Written & Performed by Kristina Wong
Directed by Chay Yew
A Co-Production with Center Theatre Group
On day three of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kristina Wong began sewing masks out of old bed sheets 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 fixing the U.S. public health care system while in quarantine. It was a feminist care utopia forming in the midst of crisis—or possibly a mutual aid doomsday cult.
This Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Lortel Award-winning Pulitzer Finalist invites the audience in on 2022 EWP Visionary Award Winner Kristina Wong’s work building community in isolation, while reflecting on what we’ve been through and imagining what we want to become. Presented at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.