“Writer. Director. Stage phenom.”

-City Arts Magazine

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Sara Porkalob is an award winning artist-activist and creator of the DRAGON CYCLE. She’s based in Seattle but will very soon be working all over the nation. She’s featured in Seattle Magazine’s Most Influential People of 2018, City Art’s 2017 Futures List, and served as Intiman Theatre's 2017 Co-Curator. She is a co-founder of DeConstruct, an online journal of intersectional performance critique.

The DRAGON CYCLE is a trilogy of plays about the three generations of her family; one play for each generation built around a central female protagonist. The first in the cycle, Dragon Lady, is the recipient of three 2018 Gregory Awards for: Outstanding Sound/Music Design, Outstanding Actress in a Musical, and Outstanding Musical Production. The second in the cycle, Dragon Mama, premiered at American Repertory Theatre earlier this year and won Best Original Script and Best Solo Performance for the 2019 Elliot Norton Awards. The third in the cycle, Dragon Baby, has been commissioned by American Repertory Theatre and will premier on their stage sometime in the near future.

This year she is collaborating with the City of Seattle and their new Creative Strategies Initiative (CSI), a new City effort that uses arts- and culture-based approaches to build racial equity in non-arts policy areas like the environment, housing, workforce and community development. In 2020 Artswest will produce the world premier of her new play Alex & Alix and Cafe Nordo will produce her other new play, The Angel in the House.


“In short, she’s a force and a phenomenon.”
— The Boston Globe
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Madame Dragon’s Theme: A Rehearsal

Video by: Joshua Taylor

Her Story: The Power of Telling the Truth

Created by: Lulu Gargiulo

Just when you try to define Sara Porkalob, you have to add another hyphen.
— American Theatre Magazine
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