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.

Join us after the performance of Where We Belong to see our Touring Ensemble performing Twelfth Night in the Globe Theatre.  



Standing £5
Seated £10

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Running time: approximately 1 hour

Part of Refugee Week

Written and performed by Madeline Sayet

Directed by Mei Ann Teo

Co-presented with Border Crossings’ ORIGINS Festival

Photo credit: Bret Hartman


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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.