On Trac|< is a short film that looks at the intersection of human existence and machine acceleration in rural America. The film is choreographed and performed, by Amanda Castro, composed by Nicolas Lell Benavides, and co-directed by Amanda Castro and Lucas Godlewski. Benavides, a former Young Artist Composer with the Festival, has worked with Washington National Opera, West Edge Opera, Nashville Opera, Shreveport Opera, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble and more. Castro is a multidisciplinary artist with her storytelling rooted in rhythm, who has performed across the United States and abroad. She was most recently seen at Glimmerglass in 2021 the Fate in Il Trovatore, and in 2018 as Anita in West Side Story, a role she also performed at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Godlewski is a Brooklyn-based director of photography, prop stylist, and production designer. Godlewski heads The Glimmerglass Festival’s video department of one.
On Trac|< is generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, and Kara Unterberg.