For the past twenty years, Ronna has detoured from the acting into academia, teaching remedial English in Los Angeles and New York City community colleges. And for the past 20 years, Ronna has been observing her students and the education system--in preparation for this solo show.
Before the classroom, Ronna studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse; also with Julie Bovasso, and with F. Murray Abraham. She has performed off Broadway; in Boston; and was a member of the Group Repertory Theater in Los Angeles. Ronna has had numerous poems published, given poetry readings throughout NYC; presented papers at conferences across the country, edited a test-prep book for Pearson Longman, and has a recent article in the Journal of Basic Writing.
While she is committed to her students, Ronna has never abandoned her passion for performing. Actually, she has always had a vision of merging performing, writing, and teaching. She is excited it has all come together in this solo show developed under the tutelage of Matt Hoverman and rolled out under the guidance of Molly Pearson.
Ronna holds a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on the Basic Writer; an MFA in creative writing/poetry, studying with Allen Ginsburg; and a BA in communication studies with a minor in theater.
Tyler Spicer is a Director and Choreographer based in NYC. He most recently assisted in the development of the new Off-Broadway musical Who’s Your Baghdaddy? [NYTimes Critic’s Pick].
Currently he is developing and directing an immersive night-club adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s Salome. Other directing credits include: GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES [Martini Theatre Co.], AMERICAN VENUS, and #MARS. He is the co-producer and director of MADAME MATHIEU’S SOIREE, a reoccurring avant-garde variety show that features young upcoming artists from a variety of mediums. He has also assisted the development of new musicals such as Zombies on Broadway [RKO stage/CAP21], and Claudio Quest [NYMF]. He holds a B.S. in Drama from Syracuse University with focuses in Directing and Music History. www.tylerspicer.com
Caite is a New York based scenic and projection designer. Selected Credits: with Kel Haney: The Recommendation, The Flea Theatre; March, The 14th Street Y. Off-Broadway: My Mother Has 4 Noses, the Duke on 42nd Street; Honky, Urban Stages; Triassic Parq, Soho Playhouse; Jukebox Jackie, La Mama; Son of a Gun, Theater Row. New York: The Little Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall, Ars Nova, The Civilians, The Juilliard School, The Flea Theater, Cherry Lane Theatre, Studio 42. Regional: Arena Stage, Guthrie Theater, Playmakers Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival, ArtsEmerson, Chautauqua Theater Company, Marin Theatre Company, Greenwich Music Festival. www.caitekemp.com
Recent shows include And I And Silence (Signature Theatre), The Architecture of Becoming (Women’s Project); Yentl (Cleveland Playhouse); Love in Afghanistan (Arena Stage); Beneatha’s Place (Centerstage); Elephant and Piggie (The Kennedy Center); We are Proud to Present… (Woolly Mammoth). Her designs and original music have also been heard at Roundhouse Theatre, Studio Theatre, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Virginia Stage Company, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, and the Center for Puppetry Arts. Elisheba was a resident sound designer at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center for the 2010 and 2011 National Playwrights Conference, and recipient of the Kenan Fellowship at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Education: NYU, North Carolina School of the Arts.