WHERE WE BELONG National Tour
SPRINg 2022 – Winter 2024
BY MADELINE SAYET
DIRECTED BY MEI ANN TEO
IN ASSOCIATION WITH FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY
Tickets will be available on each of the presenting organizations’ websites.
AN INDIGENOUS THEATRE-MAKER JOURNEYS ACROSS GEOGRAPHIC BORDERS, PERSONAL HISTORY, AND CULTURAL LEGACIES IN SEARCH OF A PLACE TO BELONG.
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.
“Coming off the success of our film adaptation of WHERE WE BELONG, Woolly and the Folger are so thrilled to give audiences around the country a chance to witness Madeline Sayet’s deeply insightful journey, in-person! This play is a moving and funny examination on language, appropriation, erasure, and how to honor one’s ancestry. We also plan to support this tour through intentional engagement of local Indigenous communities along the way. We will be announcing what communities we will be visiting later this fall.”
– Maria Manuela Goyanes, Artistic Director
Philadelphia Theatre Company:
April 15 – May 8, 2022
June 24 – July 24, 2022
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival:
August 13 – August 22, 2022
September 9 – October 9, 2022
The Public Theater:
October 28 – November 27, 2022
Portland Center Stage:
February 26 – March 25, 2023
Oregon Shakespeare Festival:
August 29 – October 29, 2023
Folger Theatre at Folger Shakespeare Library:
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For more information or to book WHERE WE BELONG, visit: Broadway & Beyond Theatricals.