Fri, Mar 03|
APAWLA Goes to the Theater! "Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord"
Time & Location
Mar 03, 2023, 6:00 PM
Culver City, 9820 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232, USA
About The Event
Join APAWLA members for a pre-show meet up at 6PM and the showing of “Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord,” a Pulitzer Prize nominated show, at 8PM at the Kirk Douglas Theater. On Day 3 of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kristina Wong began sewing masks out of old bed sheets and bra straps on her Hello Kitty sewing machine. Belong 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 abated and we began to return safely to space, Pulitzer Prize finalist Kristina began to put her life together post-pandemic cult leadership. With hilarity and boundless generosity, she invited the audience in on her work to build community in isolation while reflecting on what we’d been through and imagining what we wanted to become in this Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle award winner for Outstanding Solo Show.