Man Cry Productions / T-N-V Productions

Man Cry Productions / T-N-V Productions

5.0 (4)
50 employees

About this pro

 We have a staff of various professionals that we use to prepare actors for roles in theater, film, dance, and music. We also place trained talent in various shows and films including ones our company produces.

Helping people advance in their career gives me great joy. Many actors that I have trained, directed, or worked with are flourishng today in the many projects around the country.

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Cleveland, OH 44128
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4 Reviews


  • Lorene G.

    My children learned so much, were eager to go to rehearsals every week and the final show, when they were performing on stage, was phenomenal

  • Chonda W.

    Had a great experience with this group. I was given a great opportunity to act when I returned to the industry and today I continue my dreams as an actress. But I will never forget the chance to shine I was given here

  • Tanielle LaTrice

    I've worked a long side Mr. Joey Ruffin for many year. Excellent Producer, Director, teacher, even great friend. Very skilled at what he does.

  • Crystal Johnson

    I remember having a wonderful experience with my child working with Mr Ruffin of T-N-V on The Wiz. My son Davion was 12 he loved that show and was saddened when we moved out of town in 2012. The organization was great for mentoring a lot of children. 4 years later at 16 he still talks about that show and watches The Wiz on tv all the time.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Tiered classes are:

1. Beginners

2. Intermediate

3. Professional 

4. Placement

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Ohio School of Broadcasting.


Cleveland State University

30+ years of various entertainment experience

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Class prices vary and are scheduled at various times usually 6 months prior to a production/project.

One on one coaching schedules are arraged with prospects.

How did you get started teaching?

I began as as the Founder of T-N-V Productions A Non-Profit Mentoring Org in Aug of 2004

What types of students have you worked with?

Troubled youth

Summer camps


Kids 5 and up


Various Youth Organizations

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

24 show run of a re-endition of "The Wiz" over a three year period

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Google the individual or company to varify their history and validate their ability to move you in your selected industry.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Time avalability

Seriousness of the endeavour

Current opportunities

Lessons offered

Acting Classes Theater Acting Classes Child Acting Lessons Film Acting Classes Stage Performance Training Film And Tv Acting Classes Improv Acting Classes Musical Theater Classes Singing Lessons Voice Acting Classes Voice Lessons Vocal Training Lessons Music Performance Lessons