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Where We Belong

September 9 – October 9, 2022

Leo K. Theater

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.

a fantastic piece



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Engage with the Play

  • Artwork for EVENT: Post-Show Poetry with Sasha LaPointe

    EVENT: Post-Show Poetry with Sasha LaPointe

    Sept. 30 at approx. 9 p.m. at Seattle Rep: Hear original poetry from Coast Salish poet Sasha LaPointe, followed by a conversation about her cultural and Lushootseed language revitalization efforts.

  • Artwork for EVENT: Lushootseed Language at wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ

    EVENT: Lushootseed Language at wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ

    Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. at wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (UW Intellectual House): Learn about the unique qualities and cultural importance of the Lushootseed language and language revitalization efforts across Puget Sound.

  • Artwork for Show Program

    Show Program

    Check out the Encore+ digital program for Where We Belong before you arrive at the theater.

    Show Program
  • Artwork for Resource Guide

    Resource Guide

    Folger Shakespeare Library and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company compiled this list of further reading, podcast episodes, recordings, and more to enhance your experience.

    Resource Guide
  • Artwork for Sensory Guide

    Sensory Guide

    A scene-by-scene guide of the sensory impact of Where We Belong that individuals may experience.

    Sensory Guide
  • Artwork for Play Guide

    Play Guide

    Read our Where We Belong Play Guide for students.

    Play Guide
  • Artwork for Madeline in The Seattle Times

    Madeline in The Seattle Times

    “And now I feel like it exists a little bit more in the space of. ‘I have to find myself in Shakespeare because this other thing was taken away from me.’”

    Hear more from playwright and performer Madeline Sayet about Where We Belong in The Seattle Times.

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Free Tickets for Native Individuals

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Cast & Creative

Madeline Sayet

Playwright, Performer

Emily Preis


Mei Ann Teo


Hao Bai

Production Designer

Asa Benally

Costume Designer

Megan J Coffel

Touring Lighting/Technical Director

Erik Schilke

Composer & Sound Designer

Grace Chariya

Stage Manager

Elisabeth Schapmann

Stage Manager

Vera Starbard


Judy Bowman, CSA

Casting Director

Jen Olivares

Movement Consultant


Broadway & Beyond Theatricals

Victoria Lang

Executive Producer

Ryan Bogner

Executive Producer

Folger Shakespeare Library

Folger Theatre

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company