BROOKLYN COLLEGE
DEPARTMENT OF THEATER

 

Patrick Sabongui
Assistant Professor, Program Head/BFA Acting

Patrick Sabongui (Brooklyn College)

patrick.sabongui@brooklyn.cuny.edu
315A Whitehead Hall
718-951-5000 x2768

 

MFA, Acting, UC Irvine
BFA, Drama for Human Development, Concordia University (Montreal, QC)
Collegiate Diploma, Communications, Vanier College (Montreal, QC)
Alumnus, National Theatre Conservatory (Denver, CO)

Professor Sabongui is Head of BFA Acting in the CUNY–Brooklyn College Department of Theater. He is the founder and co-lead instructor at the Actor’s Center for Transformation (ACT Vancouver) and has taught Acting, Movement, Voice & Speech and Directing & Acting for Film/TV at UC Irvine, Simon Fraser University, New Image College and Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts. As a fierce advocate for anti-racism and representation in the arts, Professor Sabongui is co-chair of the the Diversity & Inclusion Committee for the Union of British Columbia Performers and the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, TV and Radio Artists (UBCP/ACTRA) and on the Diversity Committee for the Jessie Richardson Awards (British Columbia’s Theatre Recognition Awards). His deep commitment to mentorship and young artist development lead him to co-found and serve as Artistic Director of Fulfilling Young Artists: a non-profit mentorship program for young actors focused on pursuing fulfillment in their careers — not just employment. He's the co-founder and Artistic Director of Dreams Beyond Thirty, an artist collective responsible for the creation of original theatrical works such as the award-winning site-specific roving play, Felony. As President and co-founder of Life Force Films Inc. a production company dedicated to amplifying the voices of women and BIPOC filmmakers, he has produced, directed and executive produced several award-winning short films such as “Chained,” “The Prince,” “Ariel Unraveling,” “Spirit Glitch,” “An International Girl” and “The Letter Carrier” (the directorial debut of Jesse L. Martin). He has also fostered the development of feature-length films and television series.

As a stage actor, he originated the roles of Foster Bryant in Jason Patrick Rothery’s Inside the Seed, David Greene in Daniel Karasik’s Haunted, Voice 1 in Endre Farkas’ Surviving Wor(l)ds and Abdul/Mustafa in Rick Pagano’s Sex & Work. He recently starred in the Canadian premiere of Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced. Professor Sabongui has accumulated over 150 significant credits as a Film/TV actor, stunt performer, director and producer. On television he is best known as Captain (now Chief) David Singh in CW's The Flash, Reda Hashem in Homeland, Judah in Get Shorty, Russ Millman in The Good Doctor and Yusuf Ali in Shooter. He can be seen soon on Netflix as Professor Chad Wiley in Firefly Lane. Some favorite film credits include Zack Snyder's films 300, Watchmen and Sucker Punch, Jason Bourque's political thriller Drone opposite Sean Bean, Mike Mosallam’s Breaking Fast, Interrogation, Power Rangers and Godzilla (2014).

He holds an MFA in Acting from UC Irvine, a BFA in Drama for Human Development from Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec), a collegiate diploma in Communications from Vanier College (Montreal, Quebec) and is an alumnus of The National Theatre Conservatory (Denver, CO) intensive program.