Connecticut
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Madeline Sayet

Madeline Sayet is a citizen of the Mohegan Tribe in Connecticut, where she was raised on a combination of traditional Mohegan stories and Shakespeare. Both of which have influenced her work as a theater maker. For her work she has been named a Forbes 30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment, a NCAIED Native American 40 Under 40, a TED Fellow,  MIT Media Lab Director's Fellow, and a recipient of the White House Champion of Change Award from President Obama. She is the Executive Director of the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP). Within her field she has also been acknowledged as a 2019 Drama League Director in Residence, a member of the 2016 National Directors Fellowship Cohort, a Finalist for the 2020 TCG Alan Schneider Directing Award, and is currently a member of Long Wharf Theatre's inaugural artistic ensemble. Her directorial work has been described by critics as effervescent, enchanting, magical, insightful, and fearless. 

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I Have Worked With

  • November 2020

    Developed and produced my solo show Where We Belong 

  • September 2020

    Directing and Developing new play "Molly" by Maulian Dana about the life of Penobscot Dancer Molly Spotted Elk

  • May 2020

    Co-wrote and directed series of short plays about Mohegan History called Up and Down the River

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Madeline
Job Title/Position: 
Director/Writer/Performer
Physical Address: 
Mystic, CT 06355
Last Name: 
Sayet

I am a Native American Artist

Native Heritage Designation: 
Native American
Tribal Status: 
Federally Recognized
Tribe Name: 
Mohegan

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Playwriting
Additional Disciplines: 
Theater - General
Theater - Playwriting
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Populations Served: 
General Public
Native American Tribes
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Events Per Year: 
30
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
SDC
Awards: 
TED Fellow
Recipient of White House Champion of Change Award from President Obama
Forbes 30 Under 30

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Show tours with full set, tech and SM, with potential scaled down version. Numbers are based on weekly fees, but cost of additional production personnel varies.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$3,500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$10,000
State of Residence: 
Connecticut
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
1