The Neverland, written and directed by Madeline Sayet, reconsiders the Peter Pan story from a contemporary, Indigenous perspective. Sayet, who is a leading new voice in theatre arts and a member of the Mohegan nation, has reimagined the original story to offer a vision of imagination and other worlds that move past J. M. Barrie’s Neverland as a colonial fantasy. It is a tale of hope, youth, and wonder, where flying boys and girls can move fantasy toward reality and reality toward the fantastical.
Sayet is a resident guest artist and guest director with the theatre department. She is the executive director of the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program and a citizen of the Mohegan Tribe in Connecticut. She often reimagines classic stories in her work.
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