Tram Le co-founded Club O’ Noodles (CO’N) which is not only the first Vietnamese-American theater troupe in the U.S., but also a pioneering group within the Vietnamese community that experiments with modern performance including comedy, drama, and performance art. She was the Producing Artistic Director (1999-2001) and a key performer to the troupe from its inception in 1993 to the present. She has produced, written, performed, and/or hosted numerous CO’N productions.
In 2002, as a Board member for the Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association (VAALA), she was Project Director and Curator for the multi-art exhibition, F.O.B: A MultiArt Show, an inspiring exhibit with 40 artists of different mediums challenging the different labels, including the pejorative word, “fob,” (fresh off the boat) that are put on Vietnamese artists. This introduced to the community a new way of not only looking at artists, but also artworks and questioning conventional notions of art. F.O.B. II: Art Speaks which she is co-curating will be exhibited in January 2009.
In 2003, she spearheaded the first ever Vietnamese International Film Festival (ViFF). It was a successful event with thousands of people attending 8 days of screenings, workshops, symposiums, and galas to honor over 40 international filmmakers and their works. Tram completed her M.A. in Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2007 and is currently the Asian Pacific Islander Arts Coordinator at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood.