Forbes 30 Under 30, TED Fellow, MIT Media Lab Director's Fellow, White House Champion of Change
Madeline Sayet is a director of new plays, classics, and opera who believes the stories we pass down inform our collective possible futures. For her work as a director she was named to Forbes’ 2018 30 Under 30 List in Hollywood & Entertainment, and has been honored as a TED Fellow, MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow, National Directing Fellow, and a recipient of The White House Champion of Change Award from President Obama. A member of the Mohegan nation, she was deeply influenced by the stories and oral traditions passed down to her by her great-aunt Gladys Tantaquidgeon, former Medicine Woman, and her mother Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel, current Medicine Woman. Upcoming: Whale Song by Cathy Rexford (Perseverance Theatre), Henry IV (CT Repertory Theatre), Midsummer Nights Dream (South Dakota Shakespeare), Workshop of Hart Island Requiem (Drama League).