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