Where We Belong

In association with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

By Madeline Sayet
This production has closed.
June 14 – July 11, 2021
On Demand Performance

In 2015, Mohegan theater-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.

Filmed at Woolly Mammoth in April, Madeline’s play has been creatively re-imagined for an on-demand performance.

Folger members and subscribers receive a special discount for access.

Playwright, Performer
Director of Photography and Editor
Production Designer
Costume Designer
Sound Designer

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Photo by Jon Burkland.

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Photo by Jon Burkland.
About Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Woolly Mammoth is “the hottest theater company in town” (Washington Post); priding itself on developing, producing, and making theatre that disrupts conventional processes and stimulates transformative experiences. For almost four decades, Woolly has held a unique position at the leading edge of the American theater, earning a reputation for staying “uniquely plugged in to the mad temper of the times” (New York Times). The co-leadership of María Manuela Goyanes (Artistic Director) and Emika Abe (Managing Director) is supported by a core company of artists that holds itself to a high standard of artistic excellence. Woolly is relentless in its desire to take risks, experiment, innovate, interrogate, and create a radically inclusive community. Located in Washington, DC, Woolly Mammoth stands upon occupied, unceded territory: the ancestral homeland of the Nacotchtank whose descendants belong to the Piscataway peoples. 


Crew List:
Stage Manager: John Keith Hall
Assistant Stage Manager/Wardrobe Supervisor: Andrew Cutler
Sound Engineer: Kaitlyn Sapp
Scenic Charge: Carolyn Hampton

Video Production by ZANNI Productions:
Director of Photographer and Editor: Jon Burklund
Second Camera: Milan Misko
Third Camera: Nana Tsuda
Sound Mixer: Stephanie Beattie


Folger Theatre gratefully acknowledges the kind support of the following sponsors.

Season Sponsors:

Maygene and Steve Daniels
Helen and David Kenney and Family
Neal T. Turtell*

Production Sponsors:

Nicky Cymrot
Nancy and Steve Howard 

Contributing Sponsor:

Keith and Celia Arnaud
Judy Areen and Richard Cooper
Margaret and David Gardner

Associate Sponsors:

Pam McFarland and Brian Hagenbuch
Howard M. Brown
Timothy J. Carlton
Louis and Bonnie Cohen
Denise Gwyn Ferguson
Dr. David E. Johnson and Ms. Wendy Frieman
Andrea "Andi" Kasarsky
Rick Kasten
Julianna Mahley
Gail Kern Paster
Weissberg Foundation

Artist Sponsor

Karl K. and Carrol Benner Kindel