NOMMO DRAMA PRODUCTIONS
ROMAIN MCCANT (Actress, Storyteller, Motivational Speaker and Poet) is a native of Tampa, FL. Romain is a member of S.A.G. (Screen Actors Guild). She found her passion in theater while attending Paine College in Augusta, Ga. She furthered her professional acting career by traveling to work on television and movies in the Atlanta area and has even had the pleasure of working with director and playwright Tyler Perry. As a mother of four, she taught her children how to read, add, and subtract before they entered kindergarten. She believes that because she instilled her love of reading to her children, they are all college graduates. Ms. McCant was the drama instructor for Sheehy Elementary’s Camp 21st Century Program from 2004 to 2008. She has trained over 200 students to participate in the annual Tampa-Hillsborough Co. Storytelling Festival. In 2007, she trained 27 first place winners and 4 of 13 students from the Tampa area that were nominated for the nationals were Ms. McCants students. Ms. McCant is also seasoned storyteller and motivational speaker. She sharpened her storytelling skills as "Wendy" from the Wendy's Hamburgers adopt a school program in Augusta, Ga as well as taught storytelling workshops through the Richmond County Board of Education. Currently, she is working on books of poetry for children and adults.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning. - Maya Angelou
KAMIE MCCANT (Actress, Director, Playwright, Speaker, Costumer & Theater Instructor) is the director of NOMMO DRAMA. NOMMO DRAMA is a unique mother-daughter team. Kamie’s mother, Romain McCant teaches, performs, and creates with her as well. As a theater professional, Kamie McCant holds a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts, and a certificate in African American Theatre from the University of Louisville (UofL). While at UofL, she garnered a nomination for an Irene Ryan Award for portraying Mammy Louise, a deceased elderly slave, in The Trial… by Marcia Leslie. As a member of UofL’s African American Theatre Program (AATP), she toured with the company as well as co-coordinated the 2001 Juneteenth Festival of New Plays (AATP) in addition to directing a production in the festival. In addition to teaching and directing in Florida, Ms. McCant has performed throughout the United States and abroad in South Africa and Trinidad. In 2003, she made her international acting debut as female lead, Isis, in The Middle Passage: A Healing Ritual, by renowned South African playwright Fatima Dike, at the Grahamstown Nat’l Arts Festival and at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. In 2005, she was in the sold out production of Steal Away at the Nat’l Black Theatre Festival in Winston Salem, NC.
From 2005-2009, Ms. McCant taught drama at numerous Tampa Bay schools under the 21st Century Program. Since 2008, she developed and currently facilitates her comprehensive arts program S.T.E.P. (Student Theatre Enrichment Program) throughout the Tampa Bay area. Her program services Hillsborough County Schools through AVID, Advanced Course Scholars, Hillsborough Out-of-School Time (H.O.S.T.), the Ed-Venture Program, Project Promise Program for at risk students in alternative schools, juvenile detention centers, foster care, and transition homes. In addition to the public school system, Ms. McCant has developed and facilitates other arts enrichment programs and performances for civic organizations, academic institutions, churches, arts agencies and more such as Polk State College, Metropolitan Ministries, R’Club, Boys and Girls Club, Inc., Youth Arts Corp and Cops N’ Kids, Artz4 Life, The Children’s Home, Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation, City of Clearwater, City of St. Petersburg, City of Largo, and the Tampa Library System. Ms. McCant changes not only the hats of director, producer, and instructor, but also changes faces when she transforms into some of her signature characters (The Bronze Princess, EGYPT) that emphasize literacy, science and mathematics, bullying, character education, and cultural studies. Ms. McCant also provided workshops for professional development at SETC (Southeastern Theatre Conference), FASA (Florida Afterschool Alliance), and Pinellas County Summer’s Coming seminar. Ms. McCant’s professional affiliations include Alpha Psi Omega, Black Theatre Network and FASA.