For SF native Kristina Wong, Covid project becomes a hit comedy show


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When the going gets tough, the tough get sewing. That may be the lesson of “Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord,” the acclaimed solo show now playing at American Conservatory Theater’s Strand Theater. When the COVID-19 shutdown came in March 2020, comedian and performance artist Kristina Wong was touring with “Kristina Wong for Public Office,” her show recounting her successful campaign for neighborhood council in Los Angeles’ Koreatown. Her tour suddenly cut short, Wong started sewing much-needed homemade masks to help fill the shortage, and soon recruited friends from all over to pitch in as well. “The thing that I had fought...