Genevieve Trace is a multidisciplinary contemporary performance maker and director. Genevieve holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries: Drama (QUT) and a Master of Creative Industries: Arts Management and Creative Production (QUT).
Genevieve’s work is underpinned by her desire to know as much as possible about the world of performance making. Her work as a director draws from a wide range of experiences in stage management, producing, curatorial management, lighting design, production design, costume design and performing.
As a performer her credits include 4:48 Psychosis (dir. Leah Mercer), The Logan Project (dir. Daniel Santangeli) and Several Words Associated With Revenge (dir. Daniel Santangeli).
In 2008 Genevieve co-directed Bin, Cement, Flower and Leaves (Under the Radar, Brisbane Festival 2008); a work based on the sensorial learning patterns of children diagnosed with Autism. In 2009 Genevieve co-devised and produced Transverse Fracture of the First Metacarpal (Metro Arts’ Season of the Independents 2009); a show based on her and fellow performance maker Kieran Law’s autobiographic stories of injury and rehabilitation.
Over 2010 and 2011 Genevieve produced three successful seasons of Room 328 (Metro Arts Allies 2010, Brisbane Powerhouse’s WTF 2011, and Melbourne Fringe Festival 2011). In 2011, Genevieve was selected alongside fellow collaborator and director Daniel Santangeli as Next Wave Festival Kickstart Artists. Then in 2012 Santangeli’s Wheyface premiered as part of Next Wave Festival with Genevieve fulfilling the role of dramaturge.
In 2012, Genevieve’s current work Aurelian was selected as a Work in Residence with Metro Arts, undergoing development through 2012 and 2013, culminating in a regional Queensland Tour that concluded with a one-week season at Brisbane Festival 2013.
Traveling alongside all of this output is Genevieve’s passion for working with young people. Genevieve considers herself fortunate to work as a teacher’s aide and program manager in the Theatre Department of the Queensland Academy for Creative Industries, a specialty academy for passionate young people between years 10 and 12 to pursue in-depth study of their chosen artistic field.
Genevieve’s particular interest lies in the telling of localised stories; to pinpoint the universal nature of our personal experience to explore common ground; multifaceted meaning; and the dichotomy between independence and communal understanding. For Genevieve it’s all about community storytelling delivered to audiences in contemporary form.
WORK WITH METRO ARTS //
Aurelian is produced by Metro Arts and is available to tour.
2014 Creative Development / The Lavinia Project, Director/Performer
2013 Co-Presentation by Metro Arts and Brisbane Festival / Aurelian, Co-Creator/Performer
2013 & 2012 Work in Residence / Aurelian, Co-Creator/Performer
2010 Allies / Room 328 – co-presented by Metro Arts and Daniel Santangeli & Genevieve Trace, Producer
2009 Season of the Independents / Transverse Fracture of the First Metacarpal, Co-Creator/Producer/Performer