MaineDrama Productions will engage emerging playwrights and screenwriters; create innovative plays, productions, and films; and inspire riveting discussions surrounding real topics.
MaineDrama Productions was founded in 2009 by Tramaine Brathwaite. Tramaine had a vision to start a company that would produce works by emerging playwrights. Through this vein, the works will challenge audiences’ perspectives, spark conversations about real issues and push the envelope about taboo topics. Not wanting to compromise her values as a playwright, yet still grab the attention of viewers, Tramaine started MaineDrama as an answer to that call. It was her vision to capture the attention of diverse audiences while staying true to her visionary aspirations: Mainstream without compromise.
After completing graduate school, Tramaine came back home to Maryland. Knowing that it was time to fulfill her dream, she launched MaineDrama Productions. In 2010, she produced her first full-length stage play, Count It All Joy, under the company name. After this production, MaineDrama embarked upon its first film, which widens its breath and reach within the artistic community.
About the Founder
Tramaine, a native of Prince George’s County, MD, developed a love and passion for the performing arts at the age of 12 by getting involved in numerous local productions. From ages 14 until 16, she and a few close friends created a drama troupe. The group wrote, produced, and directed original works. This led to several performances and tours within the DC metropolitan area. It was during this time that Tramaine realized that she wanted to be involved in the performing arts in a greater capacity.
After graduating from the University of Maryland College Park, Tramaine delved further into directing and producing. She fell in love with being behind the scenes and seeing her work on stage. Eventually, she became the director of a local drama team, leading a group of 16 teenagers for three years. In 2007, she decided to go back to school and obtain her graduate degree with the hopes of beginning a production company in her hometown. Tramaine wanted to widen her network and develop the appropriate tools to successfully run her own company. In 2009, Tramaine graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Masters of Arts Management.
Tramaine has a great love and appreciation for the theater. She is also passionate about dealing in realism, seeing true portrayals of herself and the life around her. She operates under the philosophy that “everyone’s life is a stage,” and she only wants to see that truly reflected on the stage in front of her.