Traci is a New York based theater artist, actor, and collaborator who is passionate about the art of storytelling and creating new work.
Quick fun facts:
*Company member of the Irvington Shakespeare Company
* Performed in the world's oldest abandoned Brooklyn subway tunnel known as the Atlantic Avenue Tunnel for the U.S. premier The Sea Museum (Le Musée de la Mer) written by Marie Darrieussecq and presented by PS122 in association with the Crossing the Line Festival of the French Institute Alliance Française.
* Danced in the NY premier of Dance Marathon, produced by
I have ever had.” -Martin Denton from NYTheater.com
* Member of the National Comedy Theater for 3.5 years until its NY
location closed in 2015.
From behind the curtain, Traci spent 2 years as the Artistic Director and co-founder of the multi-media New York theater company; Ratutu Collaborative. Ratutu was a group of artists committed to developing and producing new, unpretentious and relevant theatre while combining live performance with multimedia. "We hope to inspire and initiate dialogue about the world around us and like all good artists, ask more questions than we answer." While with Ratutu she co-produced and performed in the New York premier of Keepingabreast by Jackie Rosenfeld starring Amy Schumer.
Prior to moving to New York in 2004, Traci spent 4 years in the Atlanta theatre community where she co-founded and worked as the Managing Director of the Red Chair Theater. She was also an artistic associate of the Ballroom Studios, an alternative artspace for visual art, performance, film, dance and music. Most notably Traci spent 9 months portraying 6 different characters in front of sold out audiences in Ansley Park Playhouse’s comedy, The Limousine Ride. Traci was also an improviser and co-founder of the long form improv group Comedy Response Unit and Atlanta's first all female improv/sketch group the Gorgeous Ladies of Comedy. Previous blog archived here: http://traciredmond.blogspot.com/
Outside of the creative world, Traci volunteers with the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, which provides shelter to all animals who have been rescued from cases of abuse, neglect and abandonment