THIS GONNA BE ON THE TEST, MISS?: A FEATURED EVENT OF THE MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL

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THIS GONNA BE ON THE TEST, MISS? 

Written by and starring Ronna Levy
Directed by Tyler Spicer

MITF: Summer 2017

July 15 – Aug 6, 2017

The Jewel Box at the WorkShop Theater
312 W.36th Street, NYC
WWW.MIDTOWNFESTIVAL.ORG

Performance Schedule: Mon 7/24, 6:00pm; Thurs 7/27, 8:30pm; Sat 7/29, 2:30pm

“Ronna is the bomb. I had her from English 92 and she is a very helpful and kind person and she really cares about her students. I wish I could have her again. I recommend her to everyone.”
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Welcome to Community College remedial English, where it’s my job for the next 12 weeks to teach you what you should’ve learned over the past 12 years.

So here’s Ronna’s story: An aspiring actress moves to Los Angeles in 1992 to pursue her dreams.  To makes ends meet, she takes a job as an adjunct instructor in a downtown Los Angeles community college, teaching “Basic Sentence Writing and Paragraph Building.”  Determined not to let this teaching job interfere with auditions, the aspiring actress indifferently enters this Remedial English classroom only to have her life changed by this group of academically under-prepared and economically disadvantaged students who exhibit a hunger and desire to learn despite their complex and chaotic lives.  She loves teaching.  A few years later, she moves back home to New York, reunites with her boyfriend whom she left to pursue her acting, and lands a job in a Brooklyn community college, teaching the same Remedial English to the same academically under-prepared and economically disadvantaged students.  She spies an ever-growing gap between academia and reality. This is her story.

The Midtown International Theatre Festival returns for another summer of quality stage works. New York’s oldest continuing theater festival will present 100 plays in 23 days.
One of the leading reasons to visit New York in the summer is the theater – from Shakespeare in the Park to the best of Broadway. New York is also known for its amazing theater festivals. This year, the venerable Midtown International Theatre Festival takes its place as the oldest continuing summer arts festival in New York. To usher in this honor, producer John Chatterton presents nearly 100 new and fascinating live stage works – plays, musicals, variety acts, short plays, solo projects, and so much more. Visit www.midtownfestival.org for further info.
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