Tryphena Wade

Tryphena Wade is a multi-dimensional artist from Columbus, Ohio. She discovered her love for theatre, dance, and singing as a young child, performing in productions in school and at church. Tryphena's formal training began at the renowned Howard University in Washington, DC where she earned her BFA in Theatre. As a performer, Tryphena has had the opportunity to embrace another passion of hers, travel. She has explored close to 30 countries and has shared her personal travels and adventures on her blog, wedontsitoncouches.com. Tryphena is also an accomplished writer, having self-published her first book, The Heart Works, in August of 2017. Favorite credits include Dreamgirls with Jennifer Holliday, Black Nativity with Andre De Shields, and a 6-year stint as Queen Sarabi in Disney's The Lion King. She is inspired by fellow Howard alums Phylicia Rashad and Susan Kelechi Watson as well as Angela Bassett. Tryphena's personal life motto is "Fear Is Stupid" and she has created a line of merchandise and a coaching business based around this phrase. The idea is not that fear will never come, but that we do not have to live our lives controlled by it. "My life experience has proven to me that the euphoria of fearlessness trumps the comfort of staying 'safe'".