Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord

Theatre
Name: New York Theatre Workshop
Address: 79 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003
Production Information
First performance date: October 25, 2021
Opening date: November 4, 2021
Closing date: November 21, 2021
External Links: Official Website


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Production Description
On Day 3 of the COVID-19 pandemic, NYTW Usual Suspect Kristina 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, Kristina is beginning to put her life together post-pandemic 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
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
New York Theatre Workshop Producer
  
Kristina Wong Author
  
Chay Yew Director
  
Junghyun Georgia Lee Set Designer
Linda Cho Costume Designer
Amith Chandrashaker Lighting Designer
Mikhail Fiksel Sound Designer
Caite Hevner Projection Designer
  
Katie Ailinger Stage Manager

Cast
Actor Role
Kristina Wong N/A
Awards
Award Person / Company Function
1 WON 2022 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Solo Show New York Theatre Workshop Producer
      Kristina Wong Author
      Kristina Wong Actor
2 NOMINATED 2022 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Projection Design Caite Hevner Projection Designer
3 NOMINATED 2022 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Set Design of a Play Junghyun Georgia Lee Set Designer
4 WON 2022 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Solo Performance Kristina Wong Author
5 NOMINATED 2022 Off Broadway Alliance Award, Best Solo Performance New York Theatre Workshop Producer
      Kristina Wong Author
      Kristina Wong Actor
      Chay Yew Director
6 NOMINATED 2022 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Solo Performance Kristina Wong Author
      New York Theatre Workshop Producer