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.
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.