Madeline Sayet

Madeline Sayet is a director of classics, new plays, and opera that has been recognized as a 2016 National Directing Fellow, a TED Fellow, an MIT Media Lab Director's Fellow, a National Arts Strategies Creative Communities Fellow, a Van Lier Directing Fellow at Second Stage Theatre, and a recipient of The White House Champion of Change Award. She was the Resident Director at Amerinda (American Indian Artists) Inc. in New York City from 2013-2016, during which time she supported new play development for Native playwrights and launched an all Native American Shakespeare Ensemble. Her work as a theater director uses minimalist magical realism to interrogate questions of gendering and indigenous perspectives, and reimagine classic plays to give voice to those that have been silenced. Recent directing includes: Poppea (Krannert Center, Illinois), The Winter's Tale (HERE Arts), The Magic Flute (Glimmerglass), Macbeth (NYC Parks), Powwow Highway (HERE Arts), Miss Lead (59e59), Daughters of Leda (IRT), The Tempest (Various). Assistant Directing includes: Fidelis (The Public Theater), Substance of Fire (Second Stage). BFA Theater, MA Arts Politics from NYU. PhD Candidate in Shakespeare & Creativity at The Shakespeare Institute (Stratford Upon Avon, UK).