In association with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
In 2015, Mohegan theatre-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.
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.
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.
Maygene and Steve Daniels
Helen and David Kenney and Family
Neal T. Turtell*
Nancy and Steve Howard
Keith and Celia Arnaud
Judy Areen and Richard Cooper
Margaret and David Gardner
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
Gail Kern Paster
Karl K. and Carrol Benner Kindel