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Madeline Sayet

Madeline Sayet (Playwright, Performer) is a Mohegan theater maker who believes the stories we pass down inform our collective possible futures. Her plays include: Where We Belong, Up and Down the River, Antigone Or And Still She Must Rise Up, Daughters of Leda, The Neverland, and The Fish. As a director her work includes: Bard at the Gate: Joy Harjo’s Wings of a Night Sky; Perseverance Theatre: Tlingit Christmas Carol, Whale Song; South Dakota Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Connecticut Repertory Theatre: Henry IV; Delaware Shakespeare: As You Like It; Amerinda/HERE Arts: The Winter’s Tale; Powwow Highway; Krannert Center: The Neverland, Poppea; Glimmerglass: The Magic Flute; 59E59: Miss Lead.

Madeline serves as an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University with the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS), and is the Executive Director of the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP). She has been honored as a Forbes 30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment, TED Fellow, NCAIED Native American 40 Under 40, and a recipient of The White House Champion of Change Award from President Obama. She is a President Biden appointee to the Board of Trustees for the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), and also serves on the boards of The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and Red Eagle Soaring: Native Youth Theater, and is a member of the Artistic Council for NEFA, and the Artistic Ensemble at Long Wharf Theater. She has previously performed Where We Belong at The Public Theater (Audelco Award Nomination), Seattle Rep (Heilman & Haver Award for Best Play), The Goodman Theater (Jeff Award Nomination), Hudson Valley Shakespeare, Baltimore Center Stage, Philadelphia Theatre Company, and Shakespeare’s Globe.