Serious Laughter: An Interview with Carolyn Ratteray

Carolyn Ratteray in her award-winning solo show, “Both And (A Play About Laughing While Black). Photo credit: Boston Court Production Pasadena

Tracey Paleo – Gia On The Move

As an African and African-American experience, Both And (A Play About Laughing While Black) is one of the heavier, yet also weightless adventures I think I’ve ever taken.  Meaning?  Well, the material is beautifully written. Deep and extremely serious. Yet, there is levity that keeps the harsher, potentially burdensome content from being emotionally oppressive.  Read more…