Sayet’s solo show “Where We Belong” runs at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival through Aug. 22
Playwright Madeline Sayet wouldn’t blame you if you thought the founding of the United States was a one-way street — if you were under the impression, held by many Americans, that as Europeans colonized the “New World,” its Native peoples only moved in one direction. But if you think this narrative tells the whole story, then boy, does Sayet have news for you.
“A lot of people don’t realize that in the 1700s, Native people were traveling to the U.K. also as leaders of nations,” Sayet said. “That was also a journey being made.”