Faye is an innovative, multi-disciplinary creative practitioner whose work centres on identity, accessibility, and public engagement.
Faye has an uncanny ability to read the pulse of the cultural zeitgeist. She cultivates ideas that bridge gaps between audiences and mediums. Her first project to reveal this was 'Six Degrees From Home' which hosted intimate experimental creative events for young East Africans in Cape Town. In 2020 she began exploring WhatsApp as a medium for storytelling with a theatre production, 'The Shopping Dead' which debuted at the virtual National Arts Festival, followed by her digital art exhibition, '#DearUs, Matric 2020' for the Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival.
As a project coordinator for ASSITEJ South Africa Faye has worked on exciting international platforms such as the National Arts Festival and ASSITEJ South Africa's Cradle of Creativity festival for children and young audiences. The event was the first of its kind on the continent. It had over 80 productions which spanned three theatres, and four satellite venues, over the course of 11 days. Through her work with ASSITEJ Faye has worked closely with community groups, local NGOs, as well as provincial government. Her work in theatre for young audiences has spanned audience engagement, arts facilitation, and mentorship for young cultural workers.
In 2019 she coordinated one of the highlights of the Open Book Festival - The Poetry Slam. The final event took place at The Fugard Theatre. The three preliminary events were held in libraries and cultural spaces across Cape Town.
She is a trusted cultural observer and critic and has served on the judging panel for the Cape Town Fringe Festival 2016 & 2017, and the SHNIT selection panel for South African short films 2019.
Faye thrives in ideating, and conceptualising projects which reflect the world around her. One of the best examples of this is her writing.
Whether she is reflecting on contemporary theatre and their commentary on land reformation, same-sex schools and coded patriarchy, reminiscing on important ephemeral cultural spaces, or recounting an encounter with new South African literature for children, Faye's writing is as vast as the projects she takes on. Faye has been published in the Mail & Guardian, New Frame, and Culture Review.
Faye holds a BA Hons. in Sociology and a BA in Dramatic Arts from Rhodes University. Currently residing in Cape Town, Faye has worked across theatre, literature, film, and public art to become a dynamic and insightful creative voice.