Faye Hargate is a performer, installation-artist, educator and creator of original work. She creates new works, primarily working in devised theatre methods, and focuses on developing semiautobiographical pieces that explore female identity and the tensions between innocence, sexuality and power in American culture.Collaborating with visual artist, Joan Hargate, Faye has led the creation of performance art installations Royal Ann’s Preserve, Echoless Shore and Fellsalie. She was a collaborative contributing artist for Rusted Heart Broadcast and Open Mind Firmament – directed by Raymond Bobgan, Alibi – directed by Chris Seibert,A.G.P & The Family Topography – directed by Renee Schilling, The Beetlebug and The Bad Worm – created with Jeremy Paul of Theater Ninjas, and Georgette Goes to the Supermarket – created with Ici et La. As an actor, she has performed in various scripted plays, representatively, Akarui, Fever/Dream, Anna Bella Eema, Blasted, Heddatron andThe Other Shore. In 2009, she became the Education Associate at Cleveland Public Theatre where she aids in the creation and production of the ensemble-driven education theatre works. She is the program director of CPT’s Brick City Theatre, working with youth who live in public housing, and leads the creation of 3-5 original works every year. She has also taught with CPT’s Student Theatre Enrichment Program, a summer-time job training program in the theatre arts for Cleveland teens. Prior to her work at CPT, she performed with The Bang and The Clatter Theatre, TITLEWave Theatre, Great Lake Theatre Festival Educational Outreach Tour and Theater Ninjas. She was Associate Artistic Director/ensemble member of Cleveland’s Theater Ninjas from 2006-2009 and an ensemble member of international theatre company Ici et La, with whom she performed in France and Portugal. She has taught for Cleveland School of the Arts, Laurel School, Art House and Beck Center for the Arts and has directed for Dobama’s Marylin Bianchi Kids’ Playwriting Festival. She is a graduate of the two-year professional theatre program at Ecole Jacques Lecoq and earned a BA in Religious Studies and Theatre from Bowdoin College. At Ecole Jacques Lecoq, she specialized in physical theatre and the creation of original, ensemble based theatre. She also studied with Holly Holsinger (Cleveland State University), Raymond Bobgan (CPT), Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA and with Cleveland's Inlet Dance Theatre.She is a Cleveland native and lives in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood.
Faye is a recipient of the Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Creative Workforce Fellowship for 2014. The Creative Workforce Fellowship is a program of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. The Fellowship program is supported by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.