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TRAMAINE MONTELL FORD (1984 - )
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Tramaine Montell Ford (born 31 Jan 1984) is an American actor, playwright, comedian, dancer/choreographer, singer/songwriter, recording & animation voice-over artist, and award-winning solo performer. He holds a B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts) in Acting from Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts Department of Drama and and M.F.A. (Masters of Fine Arts) from A.R.T. Institute at Harvard University. Born and raised in Chicagos notorious Cabrini Green Projects, Ford is featured on NBC News as an up & coming rising star and on WNG-9 News as first individual from the Chicago Housing Projects to win at the Chicago Children's Alt Film Festival, taking home 1st Place for 'Best Narrative,' The Potion which he wrote and starred in as a child through the Cabrini Connections Tutor/Mentor Program's Innervision Youth Productions. Ford won 2nd Place at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatres Monologue and Sonnet Contest and began working with Duncan YMCAs Chernin Center for the Arts' Youth Theatre Workshop. In 1999, he starred in FreeStreet Theatres CoTingle representing the USA at the 13th Annual ASSITEJ Theatre Festival in Tromso, Norway and at the Bremen International Festival in Bremen, Germany. Ford had a big hand in writing this piece, with the help of a professional dramaturg, creating his own characters in this ensemble devised internationally acclaimed production directed by Ron Bieganski. The Tramaine Experience: An Urban Dramedy, Fords self-penned One Man Show premiered Off-Broadway September 22nd 2011 at the American Theatre of Actors foster-produced by the producers of Broadway's Wicked and Urinetown, The Araca Group, through their highly competitive producing initiative, The Araca Project, with favorable reviews. Mr Fords team trained in several classes and workshops in producing through The Araca Project at Manhattan Theatre Club. The production originally began and developed through three sold-out developmental workshops at Off-Broadways Theatre Row venue in Times Square New York City where Ford also held the title of Executive Producer. Winner of the "Outstanding Performance in a Solo Show" award at the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Awards after sold-out Limited Engagements at the Gene Frankel Theatre and Robert Moss Theatre, with proceeds benefiting charity United Way of NYC. The production has also seen several Limited Engagements at Chicagos Gorilla Tango Theatre and Greenhouse Theatre Center in collaboration with co-producers MPAACT. The Tramaine Experience: An Urban Dramedy" has been featured on NY1 News, NYTimes.com, Vibe.com, and Broadway World.
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Tramaine Experience: An Urban Dramedy, The
The Tramaine Experience: An Urban Dramedy, hi-jacks an unsuspecting audience and takes them on a hilarious semi-autobiographical journey. We end up in Chicago in Ford's hometown neighborhood, the Cabrini Green Projects--the notorious complex often viewed as a symbol of the ills of public housing. Through Ford's jaw-dropping characterizations, the audience is introduced to a wacky and eclectic cast. They freely share their funny, vulnerable insights about Ford, themselves, and the world in which they reside. Ultimately, The Tramaine Experience highlights the humanity we all share; and the most human of abilities to survive and thrive through any situation.
American Theatre of Actors
22 Sep 2011
The Araca Project
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