Elayne LeTraunik (Associate Artistic Director of Genesis Theatrical Productions) is a native
Chicagoan and has been involved in the Chicago theatre scene since the 1970s. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago with honors in History and Theatre, she continued her acting studies at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England. Elayne has worked extensively both as an actress and a producer and starred in the Chicago premieres of Nuts and Extremities. She currently works extensively in commercials and independent productions. As a producer, she oversaw a number of award winning and critically acclaimed productions and was the auditions columnist for “Performink” newspaper for 15 years.