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.
Awards & Honors
Fil-Minnesotan Association Excellence in the Arts Awardee
Joined Actors' Equity Association
Jerome Many Voices Fellow, The Playwrights' Center
1st Asian American Equity Male Actor to appear at The Jungle Theater.
The Oldest Boy