Sara Porkalob

2021 Princess Grace Award
Nominated by: American Repertory Theater
Robert and Gloria Hausman Theater Honor


Sara Porkalob (she/her) is an award winning artist-activist, cultural worker, and creator of the DRAGON CYCLE, a trilogy of matrilineal musicals about her Filipino American gangster family; one play for each generation built around a central female protagonist. DRAGONLADY premiered at Intiman Theatre and was the recipient of three 2018 Gregory Awards (Outstanding Sound/Music Design, Outstanding Actress in a Musical, Outstanding Musical Production). DRAGON MAMA premiered at American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.) and was the recipient of two 2019 Elliot Norton Awards (Best Original Script and Best Solo-Performance). A.R.T. has commissioned the third play, DRAGON BABY; it will premiere on their stage. She will be playing Edward Rutledge in the official Broadway revival of 1776., @sporkalob

Photo credits: Robert Wade, Gretjen Helene