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.
EVENT: Post-Show Poetry with Sasha LaPointeMore
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.
EVENT: Lushootseed Language at wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷRegister
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.
Show ProgramShow Program
Check out the Encore+ digital program for Where We Belong before you arrive at the theater.
Resource GuideResource Guide
Folger Shakespeare Library and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company compiled this list of further reading, podcast episodes, recordings, and more to enhance your experience.
Sensory GuideSensory Guide
A scene-by-scene guide of the sensory impact of Where We Belong that individuals may experience.
Play GuidePlay Guide
Read our Where We Belong Play Guide for students.
Madeline in The Seattle TimesRead More
“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.
Free Tickets for Native Individuals
Seattle Rep offers free tickets for self-identified Native individuals to see all our shows. To request complimentary tickets, call the Patron Services Office at 206.443.2222.
Cast & Creative
Mei Ann Teo
Megan J Coffel
Touring Lighting/Technical Director
Composer & Sound Designer
Judy Bowman, CSA