Where We Belong
Written and performed by Madeline Sayet
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Where We Belong is a solo performance, written in response to Mohegan theatre-maker Madeline Sayet’s time in the UK studying Shakespeare. Her Indigenous response to Shakespeare was not well understood, leading her to abandon the course. Riding the spirit wind of Madeline’s Mohegan ancestors who crossed the Atlantic in the 1700s on diplomatic missions to protect her people, Where We Belong is a search for belonging in a globalised world.
It is at once a rich investigation into the impulses that divide and connect us as people, but it is also about a wolf that learns how to become a bird and fly.
Madeline performs Where We Belong in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe as part of our Refugee Week programme, which responds to questions of migration and belonging.
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ABOUT THE WRITER
Madeline Sayet is a citizen of the Mohegan Tribe. For her work as a theatre maker she was named in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List in the Hollywood & Entertainment category, is a TED Fellow, an MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow, and a recipient of The White House Champion of Change Award for her work as a director, writer, performer and educator.