Christina Wong is a playwright, prose writer, and a multidisciplinary artist who also works in sound installation, audio documentaries, and photography. Her plays have been performed at Factory Studio, Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace, and Palmerston Library Theatre. Her work has also appeared in TOK Magazine, the Toronto Star, and on CJRU 1280AM.
Christina grew up with the sights, smells, and sounds of Toronto’s Chinatown and Kensington Market neighbourhoods, which have shaped her identity and view of the world. Denison Avenue is a unique collaboration between two artists – with written word by Christina for one half and ink drawings of Toronto’s Chinatown over the decades by Danielle Innes. Centring on a recent widow navigating a new and changing reality of the world around her, it is a moving story about gentrification, aging in place, grief, and vulnerable Chinese Canadian elders. “In Denison Avenue, we watch a recent widow desperately tread water in a city drowning under waves of gentrification. This tender lyrical novel is an anthem of grief, a swan song to cities as we know them and the loved ones we lose along the way.” — Catherine Hernandez. “Denison Avenue is a heart-wrenching story about a demographic that is often ignored or not even seen in the first place.” — Asian Review of Books
Christina’s appearance is supported by Author Patron Jo-Anne Lachapelle-Beyak.
Appearing in 19. Late Nights with KWF: Graphic Content