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Madeline Sayet

Board of Directors
Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program
Mystic, CT


Madeline Sayet is a citizen of the Mohegan Tribe and the Executive Director of the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program. For her work as a director, writer, and performer, she has been honored as a Forbes 30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment, TED Fellow, MIT Media Lab Director's Fellow, National Directing Fellow, Native American 40 Under 40, and recipient of The White House Champion of Change Award from President Obama. Her solo performance piece Where We Belong, first shown in London at Shakespeare's Globe, will have its US Premiere in DC as part of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's coming season. She is currently co-writing and directing a series of radio plays about moments in Mohegan History for Hartbeat Ensemble. Recent directing work includes: Staged at Home: a Virtual Benefit Concert (Long Wharf Theatre), Henry IV (Connecticut Repertory Theatre), Midsummer Night's Dream (South Dakota Shakespeare), Whale Song (Perseverance Theatre), She Kills Monsters (Connecticut Repertory Theatre), As You Like It (Delaware Shakespeare), The Winter’s Tale (Amerinda/HERE Arts), Poppea (Krannert Center, Illinois), The Magic Flute (Glimmerglass), Miss Lead (59e59). www.madelinesayet.com

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