Genevra Gallo-Bayiates began her theatrical career in the 4th grade as Paddington Bear, which was a smashing success. A graduate of Boston University, she went on to found smallchangeTheatreCo. with fellow BU colleagues and worked as a writer and performer on several inaugural productions. While in Boston, she also choreographed Dancing at Lughnasa for Emerson University and The Bacchae at Open Door Theatre. Upon moving to Chicago, she worked as an actress with American Theatre Company, Bailiwick Repertory, and Court Theatre, and performed Off-Broadway in JoAnne Akalaitis' The Iphigenia Cycle.
Ms. Gallo-Bayiates was a Neo-Futurist ensemble member from 2001 to 2005 and 2010-2011, with additional roles as Web Editor, Education Coordinator, and Artistic Director throughout her time with the company. She has performed regularly in their late-night hit, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind and also has been involved in the following Neo-Futurist full-length productions: Curious Beautiful (performer); 43 Plays For 43 Presidents (choreographer, co-writer/director, performer); Game/Place/Show (co-writer/director, performer); City Girl! (performer, Minneapolis Fringe); It Came from the Neo-Futurarium II & III (performer); A 60-Minute History of Humankind (movement director, choreographer); CHICAGO! The News Show (co-writer, performer); Inside My Mouth (curator, co-writer, performer); Daredevils! (dance choreographer); Crisis: A Musical Game Show (question writer); Performing Tonight: Liza Minnelli's Daughter (lead choreographer); and 44 Plays for 44 Presidents (lead choreographer).
Her work has been published in This Day: Diaries from American Women (Beyond Words Publishing, Inc.); Neo-Solo: 131 Neo-Futurist Solo Plays (Hope and Nonthings Publishing); 200 More Neo-Futurist Plays (Hope and Nonthings Publishing); and What It Means to Be a Grown-Up (Commonplace Books). She lives in the Chicago area with her husband and colleague, Andy Bayiates, their beautiful daughter, and their two stupidly cute dogs.