The Tramaine Experience

The Tramaine Experience In association with the producers of Broadway's mega hit "Wicked," The Araca Group ("Urinetown", "Rock of Ages"), & Syracuse University, "The Tramaine Experience: An Urban Dramedy" was seen Off-Broadway at American Theatre of Actors in 2011 and now tours.

"TheTramaineExperience: AnUrbanDramedy" is a fresh, hip, art house theatrical work emerging from a burgeoning generation of thought and performance art. Set in inner-city Chicago, this hilarious and touching One Man Show highlights the humanity all people share beyond stereotypes created by environmental and experiential circumstances. American actor, singer, dancer, comedian Tramaine Montell Ford takes us on a wild and raw journey to the Cabrini Green Projects where he grew up in Chicago and takes us out with pride, introducing us to five unforgettable characters and their dreams of blossoming. Mr Ford is the Executive Producer of "TheTramaineExperience" premiering September 2011 at The American Theatre of Actors fostered by the producers of Broadway's "Wicked", The Araca Group. The charity-driven dramatic comedy workshopped at 42nd St's Theatre Row Studios before snagging the award for Outstanding Performance in A Solo Show at the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity July 2011. The Production Team, Team TTE, is comprised of four strategically diverse individuals, also friends, who possess equally strong drive, ample work ethic, and deeply intimate connections to the rigors of inner city life. Cultivated organically by means of universal law: "likeness attracts likeness," TTE finds commonality in their desire to take part in work grounded in empowerment, enlightenment & entertainment. "TheTramaineExperience: AnUrbanDramedy" and its potential to successfully accomplish such an endeavor, has provided the perfect outlet for actor and writer Tramaine Montell Ford (BFA Acting/Psychology- Syracuse University), co-producer, co-writer and dramaturg Evan McGee (BA Journalism/Psychology- NYU & Columbia University), co-producer, Production Designer & Tech Director Gette Levy (BFA Design Tech- Syracuse University), and co-producer, Marketing/Branding Director Rainey Cruz (BA Advertising/Journalism Mass Communications- College of Mt St. Vincent). In recognizing the need for greater spiritualistic & humanistic altruism in disenfranchised inner city communities, Team TTE firmly believes that this piece will not only provide a stepping stone for the "mute" & "invisible" to be heard, seen, & felt in a fresh, dynamic way, but also serve & resonate as a universal message of hope, faith & perseverance over seemingly insurmountable odds that allows for as large and diverse a demographic reach as possible. Team TTE has successfully put on three sold out workshop performances of "TheTramaineExperience" at Off-Broadway's Theatre Row all through grassroots funding with no previous production skills. Via an abundance of positive feedback, Team TTE has seen the potential for the show to exceed our greatest expectations and seeks to further develop the professional skills needed to take TTE to the next level. Ford was born and raised in Cabrini Green, one of the most notoriously known and dangerous Housing Projects in America. He is utilizing this one man theatrical show experience to bring laughter, provoke thought, and ultimately inspire going after dreams and worthy life goals to a group of people that may think and feel that their dreams are unreachable. This show's developmental workshops have gotten rave reviews and feedback at Off-Brodway's Theatre Row on 42nd st and has a growing street buzz to a wide ethnically diverse demographic of 20-40yr olds.

07/31/2018

*Due to unforeseen technical issues causing scheduling conflicts, the Aug 3rd show date of The Tramaine Experience has been cancelled and postponed to a later date. Please contact the place you purchased tickets for full refund or credit. Greenhouse Box Office: 443.404.7336. www.tramaine.net

"The Tramaine Experience" returns August 2018!!!
03/21/2018
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"The Tramaine Experience" returns August 2018!!!

“'He dances, sings, and is a great actor. Tramaine Montell Ford is a rising star…' says NBC News.”

We're back Chicago! The Tramaine Experience July 25th, 2016!Greenhouse Theater Center(773) 404-7336boxoffice@greenhouset...
06/18/2016

We're back Chicago! The Tramaine Experience July 25th, 2016!
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02/11/2016
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In the next 12 hours before showtime, if you purchase tickets using Promo Code TTE, you'll get tickets for just $12!

17+ for explicit language. 21+ to drink.

- USA Today described Cabrini Green as “a virtual war zone, the kind of place where little boys were gunned down on their way to school and little girls were sexually assaulted and left for dead in stairwells.”

06/08/2015
Buy tickets to Summer Jams: The Tramaine Experience: An Urban Dramedy!

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From its Off-Broadway development and limited engagements at Theatre Row and American Theatre of Actors foster produced by the producers of "Wicked" through The Araca Project, "The Tramaine Experience: An Urban Dramedy" is an edgy...

In the next 12 hours before showtime, if you purchase tickets using Promo Code TTE, you'll get tickets for just $12!17+ ...
02/23/2015
The Tramaine Experience

In the next 12 hours before showtime, if you purchase tickets using Promo Code TTE, you'll get tickets for just $12!

17+ for explicit language. 21+ to drink.

- USA Today described Cabrini Green as “a virtual war zone, the kind of place where little boys were gunned down on their way to school and little girls were sexually assaulted and left for dead in stairwells.”

Due to extreme weather conditions, the event will be postponed to Feb 23. Please be advised. We hope you can still come!...
02/16/2015
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Due to extreme weather conditions, the event will be postponed to Feb 23. Please be advised. We hope you can still come! Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience. http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/tramaine-experience-urban-dramedy #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackLivesMatter

From its Off-Broadway development and limited engagements at Theatre Row and American Theatre of Actors foster produced by the producers of Wicked through The Araca Project, The Tramaine Experience: An Urban Dramedy is an edgy interactive dramatic comedy solo performance experience set in a notoriou…

This Monday February 16th 7pm at OBERON. #BostonAn award-winning edgy and interactive dramatic comedy solo performance e...
02/10/2015
A.R.T. - American Repertory Theater

This Monday February 16th 7pm at OBERON. #Boston

An award-winning edgy and interactive dramatic comedy solo performance experience set to give you a glimpse into a notorious inner-city public housing project.

From it’s Off-Broadway development and limited engagements at Theatre Row and American Theatre of Actors foster produced by the producers of “Wicked” through The Araca Project, The Tramaine Experience: An Urban Dramedy is an edgy interactive dramatic comedy solo performance experience set in a notor…

01/18/2014
"The Tramaine Experience" at SU - Full Show

"The Tramaine Experience" at SU - Full Show

"The Tramaine Experience: An Urban Dramedy" College Tour Kick-Off (full show & talk-back) Syracuse University Department of Drama 2012

12/27/2013
"The Tramaine Experience" at SU - Full Show

"The Tramaine Experience" at SU - Full Show

"The Tramaine Experience: An Urban Dramedy" College Tour Kick-Off (full show & talk-back) Syracuse University Department of Drama 2012

07/09/2013
Tramaine Montell Ford?

This Friday July 12th 7pm is "The Tramaine Experience" One Night Only Special Engagement - Chicago!

Straight from break from the 2013 National Tour of "Dreamgirls" and before heading overseas to Tokyo, Japan, Chicago's own Tramaine Montell Ford stops through his hometown for an exclusive one night only performance of the Off-Broadway award-winning "The Tramaine Experience," giving both an excruciatingly hilarious and touchingly honest glimpse into life in one of America's most notorious Housing Projects, Chicago's recently demolished Cabrini Green Projects. This show takes the infamous to famous. With previously sold out standing room only workshop performances in NYC Time Square's Theatre Row, American Theatre of Actors fostered by the producers of Broadway's mega-hit "Wicked" through The Araca Project, and Chicago's Gorilla Tango Comedy Center, this limited engagement* comes to Lincoln Park's spacious Greenhouse Theatre. Advance tickets strongly suggested.

"An engaging theatrical experience!" -BroadwayWorld.com

"He is amazing. He dances, he sings, and he is a great actor. Tramaine Montell Ford is a rising star!" -NBC News

"[With the demolition of Cabrini Green,] 'The Tramaine Experience' has unwittingly elevated Ford to the status of creator of urban mythology" -Harlem World

"[Ford] takes us on a wild and raw journey to the Cabrini Green Projects where he grew up in Chicago and takes us out with pride, introducing us to five unforgettable characters…" -The New York Times

"For once I felt like I was involved in an engaging theatrical 'experience' as opposed to a spectator intruding on a malaise. For a one man show to do this, credit has to be given to director Robert Goodwin. As a former Chicagoan myself, I understand the stigma of Cabrini Green. Ford does an elegant job at illustrating how the problems of Cabrini Green were endemic throughout the country, representing larger urban decay happening all over the nation." -Trish Vignola, Broadway World
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*Made possible as a part of MPAACT Theatre's Friday Night Jams July 12, 2013! Greenhouse Theatre 2257 N. Lincoln. Only $15. Pre-order tickets here;http://mpaact.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=571228
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06/30/2013
Ticket Sales - Friday Night Jams - TheTramaineExperience: AnUrbanDramedy at Greenhouse Theater -...

Straight from break from the 2013 National Tour of "Dreamgirls" and before heading overseas to Tokyo, Japan, Chicago's own Tramaine Montell Ford stops through his hometown for an exclusive one night only performance of the Off-Broadway award-winning "The Tramaine Experience," giving a hilarious and touchingly honest glimpse into life in Chicago's recently destroyed notorious Cabrini Green Housing Projects. With previously standing room only performances in NYC Time Square's Theatre Row and Chicago's Gorilla Tango, this limited engagement* comes to Lincoln Park's spacious Greenhouse Theatre. Advance tickets strongly suggested.

"An engaging theatrical experience!" -Broadway World

"He is amazing. He dances, he sings, and he is a great actor. Tramaine Montell Ford is a rising star!" -Art Norman, Chicago NBC-5 News

"With the demolition of Cabrini Green, 'The Tramaine Experience' has unwittingly elevated Ford to the status of creator of urban mythology" -Harlem World

"[Ford] takes us on a wild and raw journey to the Cabrini Green Projects where he grew up in Chicago and takes us out with pride, introducing us to five unforgettable characters…" -NewYorkTimes.com

"For once I felt like I was involved in an engaging theatrical experience as opposed to a spectator intruding on a malaise. For a one man show to do this, credit has to be given to director Robert Goodwin. As a former Chicagoan myself, I understand the stigma of Cabrini Green. Ford does an elegant job at illustrating how the problems of Cabrini Green were endemic throughout the country, representing larger urban decay happening all over the nation." -Trish Vignola, Broadway World
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*Made possible as a part of MPAACT Theatre's Friday Night Jams July 12, 2013! Greenhouse Theatre 2257 N. Lincoln. Only $15. Pre-order tickets here;

http://mpaact.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=571228

Buy tickets online to Friday Night Jams - TheTramaineExperience: AnUrbanDramedy at Greenhouse Theater - Upstairs Mainstage on 7/12/2013 7:00 PM

Get a ticket now to "The Tramaine Experience: An Urban Dramedy" in Chicago July 12th 2013! Featured on Broadway World, N...
04/30/2013
Ticket Sales - Friday Night Jams - TheTramaineExperience: AnUrbanDramedy at MPAACT - Downstairs Stud

Get a ticket now to "The Tramaine Experience: An Urban Dramedy" in Chicago July 12th 2013! Featured on Broadway World, New York Times, NY1 News & NBC News. From Off-Braodway's American Theatre of Actors after being fostered by the producers of Broadway's "Wicked," this award-winning uniquely hilarious and touching solo show about growing up in Chicago's Cabrini Green Projects is a must see! Greenhouse Theatre 2257 N. Lincoln. Pre-order tickets here http://mpaact.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=571228

Buy tickets online to Friday Night Jams - TheTramaineExperience: AnUrbanDramedy at MPAACT - Downstairs Studio on 7/12/2013 7:00 PM

03/26/2013

"The Tramaine Experience: An Urban Dramedy" is coming back to NYC. Stayed tuned for upcoming dates and subscribe at www.tramaine.net to be notified. Also, get ready for Part II premiering at the end of the year!

01/18/2013

Just got off the phone with my amazing Production Stage Manager of The Tramaine Experience Off-Broadway, Sydney Steel. We are comin' back b**#hes! Stay tuned for next NY shows with Pookie Washington, Laquanda Jenkins, Jarvis Williams, & Habib Sharif in 2013. www.thetramaineexperience.com www.tramaine.net

10/29/2012
TMZ | Thursday Oct 25th 2012

TMZ | Thursday Oct 25th 2012

TMZ caught up Tramaine Montell Ford in NYC as he gears up to appear in the Manhattan Monologue Slam on November 5th, 2012.

The Tramaine Experience is back in Chicago at MPAACT's Greenhouse Theatre the day after Thanksgiving! Friday November 23...
10/03/2012
Ticket Sales - The Tramaine Experience: An Urban Dramedy

The Tramaine Experience is back in Chicago at MPAACT's Greenhouse Theatre the day after Thanksgiving! Friday November 23rd, 2012 11pm Get tickets now!

MPAACT consistently produces a season of outstanding world premiere productions. Through these productions, it exposes audiences to stories seldom told on America’s stages.

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09/29/2012

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09/22/2012
"The Tramaine Experience"

After an Off-Broadway run at American Theatre of Actors, fostered by the producers of Broadway's "Wicked" and "Urinetown," workshopped at Theatre Row in sold out performances in Times Square, winner for "Outstanding Performance in a Solo Show" at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, featured by Broadway World, NYTimes, & NY1 News-- "The Tramaine Experience," a one man show about growing up the notorious Cabrini Green Projects.

www.thetramaineexperience.com

09/22/2012
"The Tramaine Experience"

After an Off-Broadway run at American Theatre of Actors, fostered by the producers of Broadway's "Wicked" and "Urinetown," workshopped at Theatre Row in sold out performances in Times Square, winner for "Outstanding Performance in a Solo Show" at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, featured by Broadway World, NYTimes, & NY1 News-- "The Tramaine Experience," a one man show about growing up the notorious Cabrini Green Projects.

www.thetramaineexperience.com

08/25/2012

An amazing meeting with an amazing booking agent. Gearing to come out of hiatus for the College Tour! Welcome back to school!

Pookie Washington
07/04/2012
Pookie Washington

Pookie Washington

Fictional character from "The Tramaine Experience"

Laquanda Jenkins
07/04/2012
Laquanda Jenkins

Laquanda Jenkins

Fictional character from "The Tramaine Experience"

Jarvis Williams
07/04/2012
Jarvis Williams

Jarvis Williams

Fictional character from "The Tramaine Experience"

Habib Sharif
07/04/2012
Habib Sharif

Habib Sharif

Fictional character from "The Tramaine Experience"

07/01/2012

Thank you to all that came to "The Tramaine Experience" last night at Gorilla Tango in Chicago!!! We had a blast!

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