Madeline Sayet is a member of the Mohegan Tribe, born and raised in Connecticut. A director of new plays, classics and opera, she is currently based in New York and London. She is a 2016 TED Fellow, MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow, an O’Neill/Kennedy Center/NNPN National Directing Fellow and a PHD Candidate at The Shakespeare Institute (Stratford-upon-Avon, UK). She has been a Van Lier Directing Fellow at Second Stage, a National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellow and a Recipient of The White House Champion of Change Award from President Obama. She was the Resident Director at Amerinda (American Indian Artists) Inc. in New York from 2013-2016 where she developed new plays by Native playwrights and launched the Native American Shakespeare Ensemble. Her work uses minimalist magical realism to interrogate questions of gendering, indigenous perspectives, and re-imagine classic plays to give voice to those that have been silenced. Recent work includes: The Winter’s Tale (Amerinda/HERE Arts), Poppea (Krannert Center, Illinois),The Magic Flute (Glimmerglass), Macbeth (NYC Parks), Daughters of Leda (IRT/Culture Project), Powwow Highway (HERE), Miss Lead (59e59), The Tempest (Various). She has her BFA in Theater and MA in Arts Politics & Post-Colonial Theory from NYU.