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Written and performed by the Auntie Sewing Squad
"[Kristina Wong] built a massive free mask operation for people the 'government didn't care about.'"
Global crises require innovation. In a new show born from the COVID-19 pandemic, comedian and writer Kristina Wong details her trajectory from out-of-work performance artist to “Sweatshop Overlord” (2020) of a homemade face mask empire, deploying 800 Facebook volunteers--the Auntie Sewing Squad--to make and deliver more than 70,000 masks to at-risk communities while in quarantine. The work re-examines the significance of Asian American women and women of color performing this historically gendered and racialized invisible labor.
Followed by a moderated conversation with the artist.
Click here for more information about Kristina Wong's residency at Wesleyan.
The originally scheduled performance of this work on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 7pm was canceled.