Artist Bio

Madeline Sayet

(Bio as of March 2022)

Madeline Sayet, Playwright, Performer (she/her) is a Mohegan theater maker who believes the stories we pass down inform our collective possible futures. She serves as an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University with the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS), and is the Executive Director of the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP). She has been honored as a Forbes 30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment, TED Fellow, MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow, National Directing Fellow, Drama League Director-In-Residence, NCAIED Native American 40 Under 40 and a recipient of The White House Champion of Change Award from President Obama. As a writer her plays include Where We BelongUp and Down the River; Antigone Or And Still She Must Rise UpDaughters of LedaThe Neverland and The Fish (In Development). Recent directing work includes 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 (Amerinda/HERE Arts); Poppea (Krannert Center, Illinois); The Magic Flute (Glimmerglass); Macbeth (NYC Parks) and Miss Lead (59e59). 

Where We Belong is published by Bloomsbury. It will be available in Paperback in August 2022, but you can currently pre-order the paperback or purchase the e-book at