WHERE WE BELONG
Monday, June 14, 2021 to Sunday, July 11, 2021
WHERE WE BELONG played to standing ovations at Shakespeare's Globe in London as part of ORIGINS 2019. The performance has been reworked as an online stream for 2021, produced by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (Washington, DC) in association with Folger Shakespeare Library and presented as part of ORIGINS 2021-22.
In 2015, Mohegan theatre-maker Madeline Sayet travels to England to pursue a PhD in Shakespeare. Madeline finds a country that refuses to acknowledge its ongoing role in colonialism, just as the Brexit vote threatens to further disengage the UK from the wider world. In this intimate and exhilarating solo piece, Madeline echoes a journey to England braved by Native ancestors in the 1700s following treatise betrayals – and forces us to consider what it means to belong in an increasingly globalized world.
Madeline Sayet (she/her) is a Mohegan theatre maker who believes the stories we pass down inform our collective possible futures. She has been honored as a Forbes 30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment, TED Fellow, MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow, National Directing Fellow, Drama League Director-In-Residence, NCAIED Native American 40 Under 40, and a recipient of The White House Champion of Change Award from President Obama. She is known throughout the field for her work promoting Indigenous voices and decolonizing systems.
Director Mei Ann Teo (they/she) is a queer immigrant from Singapore making theatre & film at the intersection of artistic/civic/contemplative practice. As a director/devisor/dramaturg, they create across genres, including music theatre, intermedial participatory work, reimagining classics, and documentary theatre.
Tickets on sale from 1 June 2021. Once you book your space, the stream is available to you for 48 hours.