Meet the Cast of the Fountain LA Premiere of the Darkly Funny ‘Reborning’

Joanna Strapp is Kelly in 'Reborning'.

Joanna Strapp is Kelly in ‘Reborning’ at the Fountain Theatre

Launching Fountain’s 25th Anniversary Season

Casting is now complete for the Fountain’s upcoming Los Angeles Premiere of Reborning by Zayd Dohrn, directed by Simon Levy. The San Francisco Chronicle hailed the play for its “sharp, breezy dialogue … A comic setup that spins into deeply affecting territory.”  

Reborning is a darkly funny and unique love story that takes an unsettling look at family, motherhood and the power of creation. A young artist who crafts custom-made lifelike latex dolls for parents who have lost their child begins to suspect that a demanding client may be the mother who abandoned her at birth. As she tries to unravel the mystery, she discovers the path to her own “reborning.”

Kristin Carey

Kristin Carey

Kristin Carey plays the role of Emily. Kristin grew up in Santa Rosa, California with the dream of being an actor. After being kicked out of Nursery School for singing and dancing on the tables, her parents realized performing was in her blood.

She attended the prestigious School of Theatre at The University of Southern California where she received her B.F.A. In Theatre/ Film.

Kristin has worked in all mediums. She has appeared in over 100 National Commercials, numerous TV Shows such as The West Wing, Criminal Minds, The Newsroom, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Rake, the new upcoming CSI: Cyber to name a few, and has a recurring role on Scandal.

Her Big Screen debut was in the Farrelly Bros. comedy Hall Pass, where she played the sexy cougar Aunt Meg. Kristin was last on stage in The Cost of the Erection at the Blank Theatre. She just wrapped Starcrossed with Eric Roberts and Mischa Barton, What Now with Ice-T, and Pups United.

Ryan Doucette

Ryan Doucette

Ryan Doucette plays the role of Daizy. Ryan is a Canadian actor, mime, and comedian originally from, Nova Scotia Canada.  He began his career performing with the theatre troupe “Les Araignees De Boui-Boui”, and presenting mime sketches in a café at the Universite Sainte-Anne.  These sketches later evolved into his first one-man-show Ryan Doucette: Premiere Ronde which brought audiences to their feet throughout Canada, the United States, and France, and recently became a Television Special airing on the CBC Network.  Ryan continued appearing in various theatre productions in Halifax, NS, including Vimy, Whale Riding Weather, and Cloudburst, resulting in  being nominated for a Merit Award twice.  He was later recast in the feature film version of Cloudburst co-starring alongside Academy Award winning actresses Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker, with the film receiving numerous festival awards.  Ryan continued his film work landing supporting roles opposite Billy Campbell in The Disappeared, and Copperhead starring Peter Fonda. This is his first theatre production in Los Angeles.

Joanna Strapp

Joanna Strapp

Joanna Strapp plays the role of Kelly. Joanna was recently seen in The Curse of Oedipus (Antaeus), Fallen Angels (North Coast Rep), The Liar (Antaeus), Steel Magnolias (Laguna Playhouse), Macbeth (Anteus), Beautified (Skylight Theatre), I’ll Be Back Before Midnight (Colony), Peace In Our Time (Antaeus, 2012 Ovation and LA Weekly awards for Best Production, Intimate Theater), and The Seagull.

Other recent theatre credits include The Laguna Playhouse (The Pursuit of Happiness), The Indian Wells Theater (Trying), The Production Company (Mrs. Warren’s Profession, How I Learned to Drive, Breaking The Code) The Zephyr (Slasher), The Still Speaking Theatre (The Runner Stumbles), The Getty Villa (The Vesuvius Prophecies) as well as work at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

On television, she has appeared on House, The United States of Tara, Medium, and Studio 60 on The Sunset Strip, among others. She is a graduate of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama.

Reborning will be the first production launching our 25th Anniversary Season next year. Discount previews  begin January 21, it opens January 24, 2015.  MORE INFO

 

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