PhD Shakespeare and Creativity student Madeline Sayet has been selected as one of 21 TED Fellows who will take the stage at TED2016, between them representing 12 countries.

Founded in 2009, the TED Fellows program brings together extraordinary young people to join the global TED community, creating a platform to drive awareness of their ambitious, cross-disciplinary work. Each year, a new class of innovators who show both outstanding achievement and exemplary character is chosen to attend the TED or TEDGlobal Conference and partake in an exclusive pre-conference, where they share ideas and engage in skill-building workshops. The fellows also give a TED talk at the conference - an unparalleled opportunity to spread their work.

Madeline’s work as a director and playwright explores cultural intersections through original theatre productions - from Shakespeare reinterpretations to absurdist comedy - in an effort to highlight indigenous perspectives.