Reviews: What Did Critics Think of Madeline Sayet's Where We Belong at The Public? | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: What Did Critics Think of Madeline Sayet's Where We Belong at The Public?


Directed by Mei Ann Teo, the solo piece is a co-production with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in association with Folger Shakespeare Library.

Madeline Sayet in Where We Belong
Madeline Sayet in Where We Belong Joan Marcus

Madeline Sayet's Where We Belong opened its New York premiere Off-Broadway at The Public Theater's LuEsther Theater November 9, and the reviews are in. The run will continue through November 27.

Directed by Mei Ann Teo, the work sees Mohegan theatre artist Madeline Sayet grappling with the question of what it means to belong, a question that was front of mind when she moved to England to pursue a doctorate in Shakespeare in the midst of the Brexit campaign in 2015. Emily Preis is the production's standby.

Read the reviews here.

New York Theatre Guide (Gillian Russo)

The New York Times (Naveen Kumar)*

TheaterMania (Christian Lewis)

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Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

The work previously played a national tour that stopped at Philadelphia Theatre Company, Chicago's Goodman Theatre, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, and Seattle Rep. Following The Public engagement, the show will run at Folger Theatre at Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., in winter 2024.

Where We Belong, a co-production between The Public and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and in association with Folger Shakespeare Library, features production design by Hao Bai, costume design by Asa Benally, music and sound design by Erik Schilke, and dramaturgy by Vera Starbard. Grace Chariya is production stage manager.

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Photos: See Madeline Sayet in Where We Belong at The Public Theater

 
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