The Fish

By Madeline Sayet

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This new play follows two Mohegan-Jewish siblings on a search to find out what their ancestors never meant for them to know. Join us to hear an excerpt of the play, and for a Q&A with Madeline and the cast discussing the intersection of Native American and Jewish identity, and the unique process of creating this new play.

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Madeline Sayet

Madeline Sayet (Playwright) is a citizen of the Mohegan Tribe, Executive Director of the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program, and Co-Artistic Director in Residence at Red Eagle Soaring: Native Youth Theatre. For her work as a director, writer, and performer she has been honored as a Forbes 30 Under 30, TED Fellow, MIT Media Lab Directorā€™s Fellow, National Directing Fellow, Native American 40 Under 40, and a recipient of The White House Champion of Change Award from President Obama. Her play Where We Belong, first shown in London at Shakespeare’s Globe, premiered this past June as a film adaptation from Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company to critical acclaim. Recent directing work includes: Tlingit Christmas Carol (Perseverance Theatre), Henry IV (Connecticut Repertory Theatre), Whale Song (Perseverance Theatre), As You Like It (Delaware Shakespeare), Poppea (Krannert Center), The Magic Flute (Glimmerglass), Miss Lead (59e59). Sayet is an Assistant Professor in the English Dept at Arizona State University.