Tramaine L. Brathwaite
Playwright and Producer
Tramaine Brathwaite is a Guyanese-American playwright and writes about topics that are honest, uncomfortable, and sometimes taboo. She believes that life is a play waiting to happen…just write. Some of her written plays include: Unnerving Stains, Enigma, Last Train to Glen Echo, Point…Blank…Period!, and Count It All Joy. She also wrote and produced a short film entitled Unheard. Tramaine was a 2015-2016 Horizon Theatre Company Apprentice, 2016-2017 Working Title Playwrights Rhame Scholarship recipient, a 2017-2018 Atlanta Women in Theatre Mentorship recipient, and is a member of The Dramatist Guild. In 2017, Tramaine was published in The Louisville Review No. 81.
She holds a B.S. in Business from the University of Maryland College Park and a Masters in Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University. She uses her experiences and writes pieces that speak to the realities around her. Tramaine is a Maryland native residing in Atlanta, GA.
Stop by for a snippet of past works or current projects! If you see it below I'm either trying to rework it or it's a new piece under construction. So, take a read and leave a comment. I'd love to hear your thoughts. You know, for those 'writer's block' moments.
Title: Unnerving Stains
You’re not making sense. (Grabs Desiree’s head with both hands, but in a loving, tender way.) What’s going on in there?
I needed to make it stop.
The noise. Right. You’ve said that, but we really need to-/
People like that need to learn lessons. How do you get better? How do you learn if no one shows you better?
So you had to teach her a lesson…
You can’t keep being a bully.
(The tone is her voice changes the room.) There must be consequences for your actions…
What did she do, Des?