Philadelphia Theatre Company presents
the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company production of
Where We Belong
by Madeline Sayet
Directed by Mei Ann Teo
In Association with Folger Shakespeare Library

Production Design by Hao Bai
Costume Design by Asa Benally
Original Composition & Sound Design by Erik Schilke
Dramaturgy by Vera Starbard

Standby for Madeline Sayet — Emily Preis

Content Transparency: This production contains flashing lights, depictions of racism, and discussions of borders, war, loss of language, residential schools, colonial theft of human remains and repatriation.

World Premiere!

April 15 – May 8, 2022

80 minutes, no intermission

In 2015, Mohegan theatre-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.
The tour of WHERE WE BELONG will receive a developmental production at Baltimore Center Stage (Stephanie Ybarra, Artistic Director) in October 2021.