Shakespeare Lightning Round: Madeline Sayet

Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 5:00 pm
Virtual Event on Instagram Live
TICKETS:
Free

What’s your favorite Shakespeare play? Best Shakespeare character? Most overrated Shakespeare play? Tune in on Instagram Live for a fun, fast-paced, Shakespearean chat show. We ask our guests 30 lightning-fast questions about their favorite—and least favorite—things about the Bard.

Madeline Sayet, theater maker and creator of the play Where We Belong, joins us on a new episode.

Follow the Folger on Instagram and check out more episodes of the Shakespeare Lightning Round.

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 serves as the Executive Director of the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP), Co-Artistic Director of Red Eagle Soaring: Native Youth Theatre, and is known throughout the field for her work promoting indigenous voices and decolonizing systems. As a writer her plays include: Where We BelongUp and Down the RiverAntigone Or And Still She Must Rise UpDaughters of Leda, and The Fish (In Development). Recent directing work includes: Tlingit Christmas Carol (Perseverance Theatre), Midsummer Night's Dream (South Dakota Shakespeare), Henry IV (Connecticut Repertory Theatre), Whale Song (Perseverance Theatre), As You Like It (Delaware Shakespeare), The Winter’s Tale (Amerinda/HERE Arts), Poppea (Krannert Center, Illinois), The Magic Flute (Glimmerglass), Macbeth (NYC Parks), Miss Lead (59e59).  This fall she joins the faculty in the English Dept at Arizona State University with the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. madelinesayet.com