Virtuosic Seattle-based performer Sara Porkalob returns with new songs in her musical Dragon Lady and the next chapter of her family's history in Dragon Mama.
Dragon Lady — Return Engagement It is the year of the Water Dragon and the eve of Grandma Maria's 60th birthday. By the light of the karaoke machine, fueled by pork dumplings and Diet Pepsi, she shares a dark secret from her Filipino gangster past with one lucky grandchild. Traversing 50 years of faulty family memories, Seattle-based performer Sara Porkalob returns to share this timely new musical about what it means to come to America.
Dragon Mama — World Premiere How does a Dragon earn her wings? Maria Porkalob Jr., yearns for a gayer, more POC-filled life than Bremerton, Washington, can offer. When presented with an opportunity to make a quick fortune, Maria must make an important decision: leave her debt-ridden mother, four young siblings, and newborn daughter Sara for the wild unknown of Alaska, or stay close to home, family, and intergenerational trauma. Traversing 25 years filled with queer love in a barren land, Dragon Mama features ghosts, Filipino gangsters, and a dope '90s R&B soundtrack.