A REMOUNT AT THE WALLIS ANNENBERG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
written and performed by Carolyn Ratteray
directed by Andi Chapman
Through clowning, poetic text, and a tour-de-force performance, the play deeply investigates the nucleus of Black joy. As her mother is dying, Teayanna finds herself in a netherworld between life and death, struggling to help her mother cross over. The journey reveals the wisdom of the ancestors, invokes the legacy of the Middle Passage, and unfolds the surprising secrets within her mother’s purse. This unique and powerful story, rich with humor, raw honesty, and passion, becomes a brilliant meditation on how to reconnect with joy.
The play will run 95 minutes, no intermission.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Carolyn Ratteray is an emmy-nominated actor, director and writer based in the Los Angeles area. She has appeared in off-broadway and regional theatres as well as in TV/Film. Most recent credits include Measure for Measure at Antaeus Theatre Company, Gem of the Ocean at A Noise Within, The Mountaintop at the Garry Marshall Theatre and The Cake at The Geffen Playhouse and Echo Theatre Company. Other credits include The Imaginary Invalid, Tartuffe and The Importance of Being Earnest at A Noise Within, Father Comes Home from the Wars (u/s) at the Mark Taper Forum, Pygmalion at Pasadena Playhouse, How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found at Theatre @ Boston Court, The Winters Tale at Theatre 150, Merry Wives of Windsor, Alls Well That Ends Well, Two Gentleman of Verona at The Old Globe, Hecuba at The Pearl Theatre Company, The Cherry Orchard at The Classical Theatre of Harlem. In addition to performing, Carolyn has directed By The Way Meet Vera Stark by Lynn Nottage, In Love and Warcraft by Madhuri Shekar and Midsummer Night’s Dream at Pomona College as well as staged readings throughout the Los Angeles area. She has studied theatrical clown with Philip Gaulier, Chris Bayes, David Bridel, and Angela De Castro and is currently at work creating her solo clown show, “Both, And”. Some film/tv credits include “Snowfall”, “Riley Parra” “Seasons of Love” “Castle”, “NCIS”, “All My Children”, “Chemistry”, “The Young and the Restless” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”. Education/Training: M.F.A., The Old Globe/University of San Diego; B.F.A., New York University. She is a Resident Artist at A Noise Within Theatre, a member of Antaeus Theatre Company and she is a professor at Pomona College.