Kristina Wong’s Show Celebrates Auntie Sewing Squad’s Work to Ease Effects of COVID-19

May 25, 2022

Kristina Wong is sewing change into the world.

The alumnus wrote and acted in “Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord,” the solo show for which she is the first Asian American woman to be named a finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Inspired by Wong’s own experiences, the premise of the play is centered on a real-life organization created by Wong named the Auntie Sewing Squad, which focuses on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with sewing machines. Wong said the group concentrates their efforts on making masks for communities that have limited access to health care.

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Kristina Wong photo (c) Joan Marcus