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The Wong Street Journal

Agassiz Theatre
Mon., Mar. 6, 2017, 8 – 10 p.m.

The Wong Street Journal

A new solo theater work written and performed by performance artist and comedian Kristina Wong. Part plushy TED lecture, part amateur hiphop extravaganza, and part travelogue, The Wong Street Journal breaks down the complexities of global poverty, privilege and economic theory using uneasy-to-read charts, live hashtag wars, and riveting slideshows from postconflict Northern Uganda. Wong tells the story of how she as a not-so-white savior, became a hip hop star in Northern Uganda. Wong combines self-skewering personal narrative with a hilarious interrogation of America’s legacy on the rest of the world. All of this plays against an all felt version of the New York Stock Exchange that Wong sewed with her own hands.

Gazette Classification: Comedy, Special Events, Theater
Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanities; Theater, Dance & Media; Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights; Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality; Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations; Committee on Degrees in History & Literature; AAPI Mental Health Initiative (AMHI); Asian American Women’s Association (AAWA); The Task Force on Asian and Pacific American Studies (TAPAS); Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Association (AAA); Harvard-Radcliffe Chinese Students Association (CSA); Harvard Vietnamese Association (HVA)
Speaker(s): Kristina Wong
Directed By: Kristina Wong
Written By: Kristina Wong
Cost: Free and open to the public
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Ticket Info: Tickets Required. Limit of 2 tickets per person. Tickets valid until 7:45PM. Available by phone and internet for a fee.
Contact Info: Call 617-496-2222 or reserve online.

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 20:00