Artist Activist

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Overview

Just when you try to define Sara Porkalob, you have to add another hyphen. “

-Misha Berson, American Theatre Magazine

 
 

b.1989

Bremerton, WA

 

L. 2007-2019

Seattle, Wa

 

Sara Porkalob is an award winning arts activist based in Seattle. 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. Her first full length play Dragon Lady is the recipient of three 2018 Gregory Awards for: Outstanding Sound/Music Design, Outstanding Actress in a Musical, and Outstanding Musical Production, has garnered a Seattle Times Footlight Award, and a Broadway World Award for “Best New Play”. In 2019, American Repertory Theatre will produce Dragon Lady and Dragon Mama, the first two plays in her family trilogy The Dragon Cycle and in July, Nordo’s Culinarium will produce her new play, 7th and Jackson, a historical fiction with music and immersive dining, inspired by Seattle’s International District.  

She is a proud 2nd generation Filipinx American and owes all of her success to her family. Believe survivors. Black Lives Matter. Queer Trans Lives Matter. Vote.