SOLO CABARET MUSICAL

DRAGON LADY

Written and Performed by Sara Porkalob
Directed by Andrew Russell
Nov 24 – Dec 17, 2023


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Dragon Lady starts in the year of the Water Dragon on the eve of Grandma Maria’s 60th Birthday, “your most important birthday of your old people birthdays,” when Maria Porkalob Sr. must share the dark secrets of her fantastical life with her first-born grandbaby Sara “so they remember after you are dead.” Through laughter, shock, singing, and tears, the two women discover that it is never too late to atone for pain we inflict on our loved ones and forgive ourselves for past regrets. Guided by the beats of her grandmother’s new karaoke machine, Sara portrays dozens of characters through 50 years of Maria’s bittersweet memories and sensational adventures – from a Manila nightclub in the ‘60s to a Washington state trailer park. This solo cabaret musical by Seattle-based storyteller and activist Sara Porkalob is the first in her trilogy of “matrilineal” musicals about her Filipino American gangster family; one play for each generation built around grandmother, mother, granddaughter, and her specific hero’s journey. Dragon Lady is a funny and fearless tour-de-force in two acts featuring a live three-piece jazz ensemble on stage. Directed by Andrew Russell, this family tale comes replete with gangsters, murders and more that explores what it means to be an immigrant single mom in America.


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Performance Schedule

Nov 24 – Dec 17, 2023

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Ticket Prices

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Preview Dates, All (Nov 24-27) 43.50 43.50
Run Dates (Nov 28-Dec 17) 60.50 54.50
Run Dates - Senior (Nov 28-Dec 17) 56.50 50.50
Run Dates - Wheelchair (Nov 28-Dec 17) 54.50 50.50

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MTC Engaged Special Events

Lumpia & Libations

Lumpia & Libations

Friday, Dec. 8 | 6:00 PM

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ABOUT LUMPIA & LIBATIONS*:

Boo Koo restaurant will prepare an exclusive off-menu item, Lumpia, to enjoy in our pre-show mixer at the theatre. Lumpia are made of thin paper-like or crepe-like pastry skin called "lumpia wrapper" enveloping savory or sweet fillings.

Lumpia are commonly found in Indonesia and the Philippines, and for this drinks and nosh pre-show event, we're indulging in the delicious treat thanks to Boo Koo.

Pre-Show Lumpia & Libations Ticket:

$45 add-on at checkout ($60 value) includes special menu food and drinks on-site before the show at MTC


*This event takes place at the theatre, located at 397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941

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Cast

  • Sara Porkalob*

    Sara Porkalob*

    Playwright/Performer

    Sara Porkalob (Playwright/Performer – She/They) is a creative consultant, artist-activist, and creator of the DRAGON CYCLE.

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    DRAGON CYCLE is a trilogy of plays about 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 (ART) and won Best Original Script and Best Solo Performance for the 2019 Elliot Norton Awards. ART has commissioned the third in the cycle, Dragon Baby; it will premier on their stage in the near future.

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    Awards and nominations include: 2021 Princess Grace Award Winner for Theater, 2020 nominee Seattle Mayor’s Arts Award, Seattle Times 11 Movers and Shakers to Watch this Decade, 2019 nominee for Americans for the Arts Johnson Fellowship for Artists Transforming Communities, Seattle Magazine’s 2018's Most Influential People , and 2017 City Art's Futures List. She is a co-founder of DeConstruct, an online journal of intersectional performance critique. She recently made her Broadway debut playing Edward Rutledge in the official revival of the musical 1776.

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    She’s a consultant with the City of Seattle and their 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.

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* Denotes member of Actors Equity Association
+ Member, United Scenic Artists
^ Member, Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers

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