In our new series T Time!, we’ll talk to theatre artists with shows opening in New York, usually while drinking tea. The “T” stands for “Tea” and “Theatre,” but in this edition we had a nice beer and our guest had a tiny little Diet Coke from a glass bottle.
Mallery Avidon is a playwright interested in the intersection between fact and fiction. Her play O Guru Guru Guru, Or Why I Don’t Want To Go To Yoga Class With You, based on her own experiences growing up in an ashram, premiered this past March at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, KY. Her other plays include Breaks & Bikes and Mary-Kate Olsen Is In Love. Mallery is originally from Seattle, WA where she received a BFA in Theatre from Cornish College of the Arts before attending Brown University’s MFA Playwriting program.
Her new play, queerSpawn, begins performances tonight at the HERE Arts Center in a production by A Collection of Shiny Objects. The play takes on, among other things, Dan Savage and the “It Gets Better” project.