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Where We Belong

The title "Where We Belong" overlaid on a photo of a woman, her eyes closed, standing between fluorescent lights hanging at waist level.
February 25 – March 26, 2023
On the U.S. Bank Main Stage

An Indigenous theater-maker journeys across geographic borders, personal history, and cultural legacies in search of a place to belong.

Where We Belong follows the journey of Madeline Sayet, a Mohegan theater-maker who traveled to England in 2015 to pursue a Ph.D. in Shakespeare. Madeline found a country that refused to acknowledge its ongoing role in colonialism, just as the Brexit vote threatened to further disengage the UK from the wider world. This intimate and exhilarating solo piece — played by an Indigenous actor who will assume the role of Madeline and echo her journey to England — forces us to consider what it means to belong in an increasingly globalized world.

“An important story — thought-provoking, respectful, and alive.” –MD Theatre Guide

A woman points and laughs to her left.

Madeline Sayet in Where We Belong at Philadelphia Theatre Company, directed by Mei Ann Teo. Photo by Mark Garvin.

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Where We Belong

  • Portland Center Stage presents the Woolly Mammoth Theater Company production of Where We Belong in association with Folger Shakespeare Library
  • By Madeline Sayet
  • Directed by Mei Ann Teo

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