This Gonna Be on the Test, Miss?

Writer: Ronna Levy

Director: Tyler Spicer

1 Woman Solo Comedy Show 


  • Jewel Box Theater


  • 312 West 36th Street​, 
  • Fourth Floor, New York, NY 10018


I'm not Michelle Pfeiffer in Dangerous Minds. Welcome to Community College. From LA to Brooklyn, meet my real students as I teach them in 12 weeks what they should have learned in the past 12 years. You won't be quizzed.  


​​​'This Gonna Be on the Test, Miss?

My Inspiration: Los Angeles Community College 

'This Gonna Be on the Test, Miss? 

“'This Gonna Be on the Test, Miss?” is a solo show ripped from Ronna's 20 years teaching Remedial English in community college classrooms both in Los Angeles and New York City.

“'This Gonna Be on the Test, Miss?” is also a self-portrait of transformation. 

As an aspiring actress who takes this part time teaching position until she can pick up more waitressing shifts or land an acting gig, Ronna is profoundly changed by her LA students, hungry to learn despite their complex and chaotic lives. Ronna finds her purpose, her voice, and realizes who she really is in a role she was meant to play.

Moving back home to NYC, she resumes a relationship she abandoned for the stage and screen; continues her performances, now academic; and fights to raise awareness and give voice to a population that is virtually voiceless.

Did you know?

  • ​Nearly 50% of all U.S. undergraduates attend a community college 
  • ​60 % of students who enter community college are academically underprepared.

Higher education finally has a prominent place in our national agenda. Dr. Jill Biden has put a face on the community college. President Obama has called for 8 billion dollars for community colleges. 

Now is the time to tell this story.