Teada opens 2008-09 Season with Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

After touring the country, Kristina Wong brings her nationally acclaimed show home for its Los Angeles premiere. Incisive writer and performer Kristina Wong mixes sharp humor and psychology in Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, a swear-to-god-not-autobiographical, serio-comic portrayal of the high incidence of mental illness among Asian American women. Wong’s irreverent and provocative work has given her a national cult following for “politically charged art with unapologetic humor." –Bitch Magazine. Knitters—cuckoo or not—are invited to knit in the audience during the shows.

Described by the East Bay Express as "brutal but hilarious... a woman who takes life's absurdities very seriously," Kristina Wong is a nationally presented solo performer, writer, actor, educator, culture jammer, and filmmaker. Kristina Wong was recently selected to write and perform in the 2008 CBS Multicultural Comedy Showcase. Her show "Free?" was featured earlier this year at the South Beach Comedy Festival in Miami. She is also completing a novel started with the PEN USA Rosenthal Emerging Voices Fellowship.

Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a National Performance Network Creation Fund Project commissioned by Asian Arts Initiative and La Peña Cultural Center. Funding for Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Ford Foundation, and La Peña's New Works Fund supported by The James Irvine Foundation. Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is also a Project of Creative Capital.

Productions photos are available in .jpg form. Please call 310-998-8765 or e-mail marie@teada.org for photos.

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