TEDx University of Saint Andrews: Honest Answers
The Byre Theatre, 25th March 2023

sound: Cécile Segura
Light: Scott Parker

Fernando Morales de la Cruz is an activist predominantly concerned with child labour within the supply chains of major corporations in the West. His longstanding efforts to call attention to child labor within international supply chains has allowed for greater scrutiny with regards to trade agreements enacted by the EU as well as the hypocrisy of national anti-slavery and child labor legislation.

Dr Cat Hobaiter’s research revolves principally around the evolution of communication and social behavior. Her research on wild African apes and their communication and cognition at the University of St Andrews has not only spurred our understanding of our most genetically related counterparts but also allowed for enquiry into the evolutionary origins of language more generally.

Julia worked for the Open Government Initiative in Moscow and after leaving founded the Social Sciences Lab, a Moscow-based non-profit focused on developing new educational programs. Julia was forced to flee Moscow and is currently a doctoral researcher at the Russia Institute of King’s College London, encouraging higher education in the social sciences as well as venture projects “at the intersection of public policy and investment business”.

Anahita is a 4th year student studying Psychology at the University of St Andrews. Her talk will be discussing how she turned her biggest insecurity into her strength. Through this she wants to discuss the importance of normalising conversations around mental health, acceptance and self-love.

Dr König is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Classics at the University. Her talk is “How honestly do we narrate war and peace?”. It will look at the distorting effects of some of our habits of representing war and peace in different media; it will ask audience members to reflect on the narratives that have shaped how they visualise conflict and its aftermath; and it will discuss how we can use storytelling about war and peace as a positive intervention in world politics, to help us reckon with both more honestly.

Daniyal is a 3rd year student at the University of St Andrews studying Mathematics. His talk is "Blockchain: The Golden Ticket for Developing Nations". He will be discussing the rise and fall of hype surrounding blockchain and will describe the fine balance he believes is required to make blockchain live up to its true potential.

Despite being diagnosed with Stage 2A Hodgkin Lymphoma at 16, Suhit Amin managed to excel in school whilst becoming a successful entrepreneur. Just months after diagnosis, Amin launched Saulderson Media, a premium talent management and influencer marketing agency based in Scotland that manages high profile influencers mainly in the gaming and esports industry.
Magdalena is a psychologist primarily concerned with the integration of neuroscience into productivity models and work-life balance paradigms. She is an advisor to many leading figures in business and psychology and has made a career out of finding harmony in her own life as represented through founding Make Time Count 13 years ago.

Pourvu Que Ce Soit Une Princesse, 2023
company Les Enfants De Ta Mère

Staging: Fanny Sauzet
Writing: Sophie Andry
Sound Design: Cécile Segura
Costume Design: Thelma Di Marco
Puppetry Design: Anaïs Aubry
Cast: Etienne Thomas (Cerfeuil aka The Witch), Anaïs Aubry (The Princess, all objects)

Residency at La Parole Errante Demain, Paris, France

Sound Design and Composition for an inclusive love story. Fairy tale aimed at children 6-12.

“ Conte queer pour enfants – Théâtre et marionnettes

Quand j’étais petite, on m’a raconté beaucoup d’histoires.

Aujourd’hui, je me rends compte que je ne m’y retrouve pas, je n’y crois pas et pas seulement parce que je ne crois plus au Père Noël ou parce que je sais qu’on ne vit pas dans un monde magique avec des dragons. C’est juste que je ne crois pas au prince charmant, je ne crois pas que toutes les sorcières soient méchantes, surtout que ce sont toujours celles que j’ai trouvé les plus belles dans les dessins animés.

Aujourd’hui, j’ai 25 ans. Certain.e.s pensent sûrement que je suis déjà vieille et d’autres que je suis encore une gamine. Dans tous les cas, j’ai envie de vous raconter une histoire à ma manière, je veux créer le Disney que je n’ai pas eu la chance de voir enfant. Celui où la sorcière serait le personnage principal et où elle tomberait amoureuse des princesses.

Ce spectacle est comme un conte qu’on lit avant de s’endormir : il y a une forêt, des grenouilles et une histoire d’amour qui finit bien. ” 
France 3 Grand Est, Un conte queer en ouverture de la 22e édition des Bisqueers Roses à Reims
news report on Pourvu Que Ce Soit Une Princesse, cie Les Enfants De Ta Mère [07/11/2023]


Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes, Charleville-Mézières

La Barge de Morlaix

La Ferme du Buisson, scène nationale de Marne la Vallée

Compagnie Tro-Heol

Les Ateliers du Vents, Rennes

Association Exaequo, Reims

Mary Lost Her Battle
Release date: 06 November 2022
Duration: 5 minutes

Director - Oisín Power
Producer – Jen Bradfield
Music – Matthew Dwivedi
arrangements, assistant composition, all strings: Cécile Lambert-Segura
Clarinet: Alistair Baillie
Sound Engineer: Sam Welch

A personal remembrance of the late Mary, the filmmaker’s mother, and how she lived with her cancer. This film questions the notion of ‘battling’ an illness, and considers how violent, war-like language can unintentionally hold ill people accountable for their recovery.

Making use of charcoal sketches and oil painting, this film suggests that cancer is a unique journey and specific to every individual. Consequently, when any support is offered, the perspectives of those with cancer should be considered.

By including intimate footage showing the final days of Mary's life, 'Mary Lost her Battle' proposes that we shouldn't let our societal fear of death negatively influence our attitudes to end-of-life care.

New Creatives is supported by Arts Council England and BBC Arts

cassandre peut-être
staging: Giulia Rumasuglia
scenography: Antonie Oberson
sound design & engineering: Cécile Lambert-Segura
cast: Henna Holländer (Cassandra), Isaline Prévost-Radeff (13), Lisa Veyrier (14)
shown from 07 - 10 Sept. 2022 at OUT9 - La Manufacture, Lausanne, Switzerland
rehearsals: 08 Aug. - 06 Sept. 2022