Established in 2017, with the support of Mrs. Todd’s family, the Frances Starr Todd Fellowship honors long-time friend and supporter of Seven Devils, Frances (Fay) Starr Todd who passed away in 2014. Fay had a special interest in arts education and the active inclusion of student artists in the development process.
2020 Fellow - JEAN YVONNE (a.k.a. Jay) TYSON
JEAN YVONNE (a.k.a. Jay) TYSON is a multidisciplinary storyteller based in Washington. In the past few years of studying theatre and film at Whitman College, they have had experience working with scenic design, costume design, and props, as well as a bit of acting and sound design. Their work for Whitman's production of Ripe Frenzy won the national award for scenic design at this year’s KCACTF Region 7 festival, which is where they met Paula and wound up becoming the 2020 design fellow! https://jeanyvonnetyson.wixsite.com/portfolio
2019 FELLOW - KATHERINE MCCANN
2018 Fellow - Shay Dite
Shay Dite graduated from Colorado State University studying scenic and costume design. Her recent works include The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (scenic design), A Little Night Music (assistant costume design), and Urinetown (scenic design). After Seven Devils, Shay went to Tennessee to work at Cumberland County Playhouse as the costume shop assistant.
Shay's renderings, below, came out of her discussions with the four playwrights working toward staged readings. The goal of these "virtual design meetings" is to allow the playwright to explore the physical world of the play.
2017 Fellow - Sabrina Reed
The inaugural recipient of the Frances Starr Todd Fellowship, Sabrina Reed, came to us from Scottsdale, Arizona. Sabrina is a multi-disciplinary artist, with a background in set design, props, lighting, and scenic painting, Sabrina works with the Student Workforce and Training (SWAT) Team at Scottsdale Community College, and is a recipient of the Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival – Region 8 Award for an unrealized set design.
Sabrina's renderings, below, came out of her discussions with the four playwrights working toward staged readings. The goal of these "virtual design meetings" is to allow the playwright to explore the physical world of the play.
See more of Sabrina's work on her website: https://sabrinareed.com/