Christopher Tramantana

Tramantana is an actor, director, writer, and educator. A proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA, he works professionally in theatre, film, and television. He was a founding member of The Commedia Company, a NYC based company devoted to reimagining and updating performances in the Commedia dell’arte tradition. He is also a founding member of the WüfPak, a NYC based comedy ensemble dedicated to creating funny shows with it roots in the Clown/Commedia tradition.

Tramantana currently teaches Clown at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He has also taught Clown, Commedia dell’arte, Games, Play, and Acting at Rider University, The Graduate Acting Program at University of Tennessee in Knoxville, HB Studio, Chautauqua Theater Company, Tom Todoroff Studio, Completely Ridiculous Conservatory, and more. Some Clown masters he has 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 trained extensively in Clown and Commedia dell’arte 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 personally invited to study under him as his teaching apprentice. Tramantana assisted Bayes at the Yale School of Drama, The Juilliard School, and The Funny School of Good Acting(now called Pandemonium Studios), and is one of a small number of teachers Bayes has individually 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.

BA Fordham University, Lincoln Center. MFA University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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