in the lounge Where We Belong Madeline Sayet
About This Show
Where We Belong is a 30 minute journey through time, unraveling notions of belonging in a globalized world. Madeline Sayet uses traditional storytelling, utilizing the knowledge of her ancestors who traveled to England to protect their people in the 1700s, and the potential future migration patterns of a post-globalized society, to ask what it means to be Native and an immigrant from moment to moment, century to century, millennium to millennium.
about the artist
Madeline Sayet is a theatre-maker dedicated to examining how the stories we pass down determine our possible futures. She is a 2016 TED Fellow, MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow, an O’Neill/Kennedy Center/NNPN National Directing Fellow and a PHD Candidate at The Shakespeare Institute (Stratford-upon-Avon, UK). She has been a Van Lier Directing Fellow at Second Stage, a National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellow and a Recipient of The White House Champion of Change Award from President Obama. She was the Resident Director at Amerinda (American Indian Artists) Inc. in New York from 2013-2016 where she developed new plays by Native playwrights and launched the Native American Shakespeare Ensemble. Her work uses minimalist magical realism to raise questions of gendering, indigenous perspectives, and re-imagine classic plays to give voice to those that have been silenced.