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Madeline Sayet | TeQoa Griffith, Blaq Pearl Photography
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Madeline Sayet

Madeline Sayet is a Mohegan theater maker who believes the stories we pass down inform our collective possible futures. She has been honored as a Forbes 30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment, TED Fellow, National Directing Fellow, NCAIED Native American 40 Under 40, and a recipient of The White House Champion of Change Award from President Obama. She serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at ASU with the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) and is the  Executive Director of the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP).

Recent directing work includes: The Neverland (Krannert Center, Illinois), Tlingit Christmas Carol (Perseverance Theatre), Midsummer Night's Dream (South Dakota Shakespeare), Henry IV (Connecticut Repertory Theatre), Whale Song (Perseverance Theatre), As You Like It (Delaware Shakespeare), The Winter’s Tale (HERE Arts), Poppea (Krannert Center, Illinois), The Magic Flute (Glimmerglass), Macbeth (NYC Parks), Miss Lead (59e59).

Her work as a playwright includes: Where We Belong, The Neverland, Antigone or And Still She Must Rise Up, Daughters of Leda, Up and Down the River and The Fish. Her play Where We Belong is currently on tour produced by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in association with the Folger Shakespeare Library and can be seen this year at Philadelphia Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Hudson Valley Shakespeare, Seattle Rep, and The Public Theater.