Maine
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Michael Trautman

Michael Trautman is recognized as one of the leading Variety Artists in the world. Since 1977 he has been touring and performing around the world, including appearances in 48 States, 9 Canadian Provinces, tours of Japan, Korea, China, France, Italy, Germany, Greece, Switzerland, and Central and South America. KING PONG’S PING PONG RODEO is a truly unique variety show. Using his vast array of talents and skills, Michael, aka KING PONG, performs Magic, Juggling, Audience Participation, and the only target-shooting, ping-pong-spitting act in the world. When he was a young man, Michael lacked athletic ability, but he had a ping-pong table in his basement which led to his earliest success as the ping-pong champion of his high school gym class. His life-long love affair with the ubiquitous bouncing ball began then, and has now blossomed into a full blown obsession. Michael has decided that his artistic media is the tiny plastic orb. He has dedicated himself to discovering as many uses for it as can be created. KING PONG’S PING PONG RODEO only shows you those ideas which have been proven noteworthy. There are MANY other possibilities that have been explored, rejected, or are not yet suitable for public consumption. Don’t worry, he will share those when they are ready.
KING PONG! It’s not what you would expect-orate!

Additional Links: 
KING PONG - He's not what you would expect-orate!
Michael Trautman performing his comedy magic ping pong routine.
KING PONG at Portland Stage, Portland, ME

I Have Worked With

  • State: ME
    Date: 7/2010
    Activity: Concert/performance/reading
    Email:
    Phone: 207-232-2696

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Michael
Job Title/Position: 
Artist
Fax: 
207-761-4556
Mailing Address: 
68 Bancroft Street
Portland, ME 04102
Physical Address: 
68 Bancroft Street
Portland, ME 04102
Last Name: 
Trautman
Phone: 
207-450-5342

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Additional Disciplines: 
Theater - General
Theater - Children's
Theater - Circus
Theater - Mime
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Theater - Storytelling
Theater - Variety / Vaudeville
Year Founded: 
1977
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
French
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Performance / Concert / Reading
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Professional Development / Training
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
150
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
Good Idea Grant, 2005

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
I can present a performance without language which is appropriate for Deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences.

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
http://www.michaeltrautman.com/resources/Head_Tech.pdf
Fee Range Minimum: 
$400
Fee Range Maximum: 
$3,000
State of Residence: 
Maine
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - Health
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Fee Range Minimum: 
$250
Fee Range Maximum: 
$3,000