Faye completed an M.A. in Theatre Design at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School last year. She was nominated for an Off West End Award for her costume designs for Fulfil Me Fully, Phil at The Space directed by Sebastian Rex.
She recently completed a traineeship at ENO, shadowing the designer Will Holt for the ENO Opera Works production Postcards. She designed Festen at The Space directed by Danielle McIlven, The Anorak at The Lion and Unicorn Theatre directed by Matthew Gould, TRASH at The White Bear directed by Timothy J. Howe, 4.48 Psychosis at The Drayton Theatre directed by Sebastian Miller, Silent Prayer of Poetry at The Edinburgh Fringe directed by Eiko Sasaki, The Yalta Game at The Alma Tavern Theatre directed by Timothy J. Howe, the set for The Good Soul of Szechuan at The Bristol Old Vic Studio directed by Partick Sandford, and the costumes for Time and The Conways at Circomedia directed by Jenny Stephens.
Faye completed a B.A in Fine Art at the University of Leeds, including a year studying at Arizona State University. It was in Arizona that Faye became more interested in the 3D form, and took classes in clay animation, ceramics and neon sculpture.
After she graduated Faye moved to Hiroshima and then to Tokyo. Whilst in Japan Faye was greatly inspired by performances of Bunraku, Noh, Kami-Shibai and Kabuki Theatre. She worked for the Japanese N.G.O Peace Boat, travelling around the world on a ship.
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At RADA, she designed Phaedra’s Love directed by Iqbal Khan (John Gielgud Theatre) and All’s Well That Ends Well directed by Toby Frow (Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre).
Other credits include design assistant to Lorna Ritchie on Peter Pan (Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre, RADA, 2012) and design assistant to Lucy Osborne on One Day When We Were Young, Lungs and The Sound of Heavy Rain (Paines Plough’s 2012 Roundabout Season, Shoreditch Town Hall).
In her time there she designed both Set and Costume for Bryony Lavery’s The Wicked Lady, directed by Sue Wilson and Anthony Neilson’s Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness directed by Nik Partridge as well as co-designing costumes for Karl Kraus’s Last Days of Mankind directed by Toby Hulse and John Retallack.
Previous to training at BOVTS, she graduated from Royal Holloway University with a degree in Drama and Theatre. Throughout the course she worked simultaneously as a designer and theatre-maker exploring many different mediums of performance including video installation, puppetry, found space and new writing.