Christopher Tramantana is an actor, director, and educator. A proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA, he works professionally in theatre, film, and television. He is a founding member of The Commedia Company, a NYC based company devoted to reimagining and updating performances in the Commedia d’ell Arte tradition.
Tramantana has taught Clown, Commedia d’ell Arte, Games, Play, and Acting for NYU Tisch, Rider University, The Graduate Acting Program at University of Tennessee in Knoxville, HB Studio, Tom Todoroff Studio, Completely Ridiculous Conservatory, John DeSotelle Studio, Queensborough Community College, and more.
Some Clown masters he studied with are Jane Nichols, Aitor Basauri, David Shiner, Emmanuelle Delpech, Norman Taylor, and Jim Calder; head of Movement for The NYU Tisch graduate acting program. He studied Clown and Commedia d’ell arte extensively with Christopher Bayes; master teacher of Clown and head of Physical Acting at The Geffen School of Drama at Yale (formerly Yale School of Drama), before being invited to study under him as his teaching apprentice.
Tramantana assisted Bayes at the Yale School of Drama, TheJuilliard School, and The Funny School of Good Acting(now called Pandemonium Studios), and is one of a small number of teachers Bayes has mentored. Directing credits include A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, METAMORPHOSES, OUR TOWN, YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU, ANTIGONE, SWEENEY TODD, and INTO THE WOODS.