A native New Yorker and former actress, Ronit (pronounced ro-neat) studied with Uta Hagen, Alfred Molina, and at Ensemble Studio Theatre in NYC before heading west to Los Angeles. After training and performing at Improv Olympic and working with Tim Robbins and the company at The Actors’ Gang while training and feeding marine mammals at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific on weekends, she started writing and performing her own work for the theatre. Soon after moving to Seattle with her family in 2005 she transitioned from acting to writing and began publishing short stories and essays.
Ronit holds three University of Washington certificates in writing, is a One Story Workshop for Writers alum, and has a Masters in Fine Arts in Nonfiction from Pacific University (2017). She was a cast member of Listen to Your Mother Seattle (2015) and read her work at Circle Of Friends Islandwood (2015) and LitCrawl Seattle (2016). She co-hosted the weekly podcast Mouthy/Messy/Mandatory with Katie Anthony available on all podcast platforms and was a featured guest on the podcasts Inside Voice, Acme Writing Company, and on KUOW’s The Record with Bill Radke.
Her nonfiction and fiction have appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Iowa Review, American Literary Review, and The Rumpus, among others. She has just finished a coming-of-age memoir about the childhood loss of her mother to the guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and is working on a novel.
You can find links to her fiction and nonfiction on the Published Work page.