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Eric "Pogi" Sumangil

Actor × Playwright × Filipino Dude 

 

Photo Credit: 2009 © Michal Daniel

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Photo Credit: 2016 © Keri Pickett

About Pogi

ERIC “POGI” SUMANGIL has been one of the most often-mispronounced names around the Twin Cities theater community for nearly 20 years. 

Regional acting credits include:The Romance of Magno Rubio, Falling Flowers, and Romeo & Juliet (Mu Performing Arts). Altar Boyz and West Side Story (Chanhassen Dinner Theatres), The Seven (La Jolla Playhouse), Cowboy Versus Samurai (Mo’olelo Performing Arts), Anything Goes (Ordway Center), Pride & Prejudice (Guthrie Theater), The Cradle Will Rock (Frank Theatre), The Monkey King (Children’s Theater), HAiR (Pantages), and Bill of (W)Rights and The Pajama Game (Mixed Blood Theater). 

He is a two-time recipient of the Playwrights' Center's Many Voices Fellowship. His full-length plays include The Duties and Responsibilities of Being a Sidekick and Kicking The Gong Around. His play, The Debutante's Ball, was produced in 2015 by History Theatre in partnership with Mu Performing Arts. 

He is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association, and a co-founder of The Unit Collective, a collective of emerging playwrights of color. He is a recipient of a 2002 Excellence in the Arts award from the Fil-Minnesotan Association, and once got his name on a plaque for eating a 3-pound steak.

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Awards & Honors

2002
Fil-Minnesotan Association Excellence in the Arts Awardee

2005
Joined Actors' Equity Association

2009-2011
Jerome Many Voices Fellow, The Playwrights' Center

2016
1st Asian American Equity Male Actor to appear at The Jungle Theater.
The Oldest Boy

 

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