Sydney Dye is a projection designer, graphic designer, and video editor for theatrical and live performances.
Sydney and her work has been recognized by a variety of prestigious organizations. She placed first in the 2021 and 2020 Southeastern Theatre Conference projection design competition. In 2021, Sydney won the John Spiegel Theatrical Artist Award, which recognizes rising talent in the field of theatrical design and production. In the summer of 2020, Sydney was a recipient of the Pat MacKay Diversity in Design Award, sponsored by USITT, LDI, and TSDCA, which recognizes individuals in the theatrical design field that come from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Sydney has worked with PlayMakers Repertory Company, the American Dance Festival, and The Muny. Additionally, she has designed projections for several artists touring through Elon University, including six-time Grammy nominee John McCutcheon, Latin Grammy nominee Gina Chavez, and The Kruger Brothers. Throughout the last year, she has been a part of the FRAY_DEV community run by FRAY Studios.
Sydney will graduate from Elon University in May 2021, with degrees in both Theatrical Design & Technology (concentration in projection design), and Communication Design. During her time at Elon, Sydney was a recipient of the Lumen Prize, a highly competitive $20,000 grant which she used to fund her research on the integration of social media in theatrical design and storytelling. She presented this research at the 2021 Southeastern Theatre Conference.