Our Q&A with July speaker Sara Porkalob who will be talking on the topic of Equality.
🎟 You can get tickets for her upcoming CreativeMornings talk here. 🎟
Sara Porkalob is an award winning solo performer, director, and theatre theorist/activist recently recognized on City Art’s 2017 Future Listand currently serving as Intiman Theatre’s 2017 Co-Curator. She is a co-founder of DeConstruct, an online journal of intersectional performance critique. Her original musical about her gangster Filipino family, DRAGON LADY, will be premiering this fall at Intiman Theatre and in spring 2018 the show will be traveling to American Repertory Theatre as part of their Oberon Presents series. Learn more at www.saraporkalob.com
CreativeMornings [CM]: How do you define creativity and apply it in your career?
Sara Porkalob [SP]: As an artist activist, my career is built around collaboration and creativity. For me, creativity is: consistently challenging yours and others’ normalized ways of thinking and doing.
[CM]: Where do you find your best creative inspiration?
[SP]: I always find the best inspiration in: my family, stories of POC resisting white supremacy, and Ali Wong.
[CM]: What’s the one creative advice or tip you wish you’d known as a young person?
[SP]: As a woman of color and someone who grew up poor-I wish I had had someone tell me that the mainstream historical and contemporary narratives of POC women are highly problematic because they are often not written by or creatively controlled by POC women.
[CM]: Who would you like to hear speak at CreativeMornings?
[SP]: Desdemona Chiang (Theatre Director)
[CM]: Where was the last place you travelled?
[SP]: The last place I traveled was Scandinavia (Sweden and Norway) to look at a grad-program in Intersectional Gender Studies at Linkoping University.
[CM]: What is the one question we haven’t asked that you want to answer?
[SP]: “What are your favorite places to eat in Seattle?” WELL, LET ME TELL YOU. I love food and I love sharing new dining experiences with friends. My favorite places in Seattle are: Little Sheep (Mongolian Chinese Hot Pot in the International District), Xi-an Noodles (Spicy, hand-pulled noodles in the U-district), and Saigon Deli (All things Vietnamese and the best banh mi in town).