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Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts

The Wong Street Journal

Apr 14, 2016
Apr 16, 2016

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Note: All performances are sold out. Thanks for your support.

A new solo theater work written and performed by performance artist and comedian Kristina Wong and directed by Emily Mendelsohn. Part plushy TED lecture, part amateur hip-hop 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 post-conflict 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. The Wong Street Journal is recommended for audiences 18+

This will be the Philadelphia Premiere of The Wong Street Journal.

 “It deserves wider exposure….it’s the kind of politically focused theater that not only makes you think and question your own preconceptions but also have a great time doing it.”  -- San Francisco Chronicle


“extremely entertaining” - TheBroadwayBlog


“Wong Street Journal” promises whip smart social commentary, a deep earnestness underneath LA-bred irony, and outrageous humor… The show maintains its hilarity and accessibility without ever talking down to its audience. Wong Street Journal is absolutely worth seeing.” – Hyphen Magazine


“known for addressing issues of class and poverty and oppression head-on, intelligently and with humor and energy” – SF Weekly


“simultaneously hilarious and deeply thought-provoking” - Reappropriate



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