devonique van greenen
Devonique’s interest in the arts developed at the early age of 12. Her love for theatre and acting started in high school at the Lady Grey Arts Academy where she specialized in Drama and Music. Her time at the Academy was a very active one in which she participated in the Lady Grey Passion Play, school Eisteddfods as well as the ATKV Tienertoneel Play Festival. Her passion for acting allowed her to represent the Academy as an exchange student in Sweden, 2007. In 2008 she won the Award for Best Producer for the short film Replay for a Better Day at the Nab’ Ubomi Short Film Festival. In 2013 Devonique completed her BTech Degree in Drama at the Tshwane University of Technology where she specialised in Directing, Children’s Theatre, Educational Theatre & Physical Theatre. As an actress, she has performed in a number of productions such as It’s Just Not Fez, Someone Called Lindiwe and Kingdom Moshouyane’s Op God se Voete which was showcased at the Vryfees Arts Festival in Bloemfontein 2012. Devonique has also won numerous awards for her Acting at the Glass Crown Awards; these include Best Actress for her roles in Boeing Boeing (2011) and as Lena in Athol Fugard’s Boesman & Lena (2012). She has also won the awards for Best Actress for the comedy Domestic Heroes (2011), as well as for her stunning portrayal of Karin in Chris Vorster’s family drama Aasvoëls (2012). She was also further nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Lorca’s Dona Rosita, and was also further nominated as Best Performer of the Year. Devonique’s directing credits include Die Koffer by Andre P.Brink which showcased at the Rostrum Roulette Festival in 2012, and also more recently Kopstukke by Jeanne Goosen which showcased at this year’s DirACTions Festival in Pretoria. Devonique also choreographed the Performance Art piece Azra al Jamal which showcased at the VERVE Physical Theatre & Performance Art Platform in Pretoria in October 2013. She also made a guest appearance on local series drama High Rollers where she played the role of investigative journalist, Hayleigh Daniels. She completed her PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) through UNISA and is currently employed at a primary school in her community where she is teaching Creative Arts and English.