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Mindy Kaling, writer for The Office and star of her own new show, The Mindy Project, was interviewed on Fresh Air this week. When asked about her how she got the job as a writer on The Office Mindy said her career got started at PS122 with her hit play, Matt & Ben.

I was doing a play called Matt and Ben, that I wrote with my best friend in New York City. And it had been in the New York Fringe Festival, then was transferred to off-off broadway to PS122 which is this incredible theater in the East Village

We don’t like to define ourselves by our proximity to Broadway but we appreciate the kind words and the interview is indeed a good listen. I’ve rarely heard Fresh Air host Terry Gross being so candid. In one section of the interview Terry and Mindy bonded over the passing of their mothers and later Mindy mocked Terry’s backhanded bragging about shopping for petite clothes.

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  • RT @Angelykah: New favorite. 🍻#ConeyIslandWatermelonWheat #beeroclock with the best @ps122 I'm going to miss all of… http://t.co/4nFS7aDOZX

  • #TBT: to that time that kaynewest came to @catchseries @nealmedlyn in the old @ps122. #kaynewest… http://t.co/4LBAtik9Cx

  • .@BloodWoofer is leading the @PS122 convo with @DorisDukeFdn! #virtual

  • About to start day 2 of the web convening of the @DorisDukeFdn Building Demand for the Arts grantees! #excited #network

  • RT @LyfeCompany: Can't wait to come back to LYFE @filmlinc's Sound and Vision Festival http://t.co/W4SORkZsBG

  • Our summer intern blogged some thoughts abt @R2RFestival. (She's a Brit, so read with an accent!) http://t.co/0Af9bPpaSI #R2R14

  • RT @nytimestheater: A new online survey is tracking New Yorkers' cultural landscape (Photo: Karsten Moran for NYT) http://t.co/axOBe1KQRm h…

  • Dear @CrumbsBakeShop, NOOOOOO. Sincerely, @PS122

  • RT @PS122: Found this old brochure from Spring 2003-04! ps122 #spaldinggray #peggyshaw #TBT http://t.co/eSeuvhJBpU

  • Found this old brochure from Spring 2003-04! ps122 #spaldinggray #peggyshaw #TBT http://t.co/eSeuvhJBpU

  • Not too much longer in this auction! Less than 40 minutes: http://t.co/vEs5WQjMd8

  • The @mxjustinVbond tix for this Thurs @Bard_FisherCtr & the @spinpong membership are still up grabs! GET THE DEAL. http://t.co/Kv9l6IPgk3

  • Whoa, whoa, whoa. There's a bidding frenzy going on. http://t.co/HYZySmgjfF

  • RT @alexmreeves: Still some sweet items with no bids in @ps122's June auction. http://t.co/6uKpCh8vjQ

  • The @PS122 auction closes tonight! Will you be the winner of the @neilhimself drawing of @amandapalmer? http://t.co/UWZAFCisKf

  • Yo #NYC, get a year of #pingpong year @spinpong for $100 (val. $1200) through our #auction while supporting @PS122! http://t.co/d95OaEWnIe

  • Auction ends tomorrow night! Get your final bids in! http://t.co/HYZySmgjfF

  • Now inside...#r2r2014 r2rfestival http://t.co/N6dC4mxT6x

  • Wally and Jennifer from the outside r2rfestival #R2R2014 http://t.co/TJPIICm5JI