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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.

  • Fernando reflects, directs. @fiafny @hudsonriverpark #CTL14 #outhere http://t.co/kw5WryghVP

  • Thanks so much to @mindykaling and @rqui for the PS122 shoutout on Howard Stern this week http://t.co/tEp8bhymfO

  • @Brassland @PplGtRdy @glasslands We've already bought tickets! <3

  • RT @Brassland: Think @PS122's party with @PplGtRdy was something? Wait till their show at @glasslands 10/3: http://t.co/A8ZhqLLRqU http://t…

  • Filming a little #outhere picnic featuring @royalosiris & #seanmcelroy of Royal Osiris Karaoke… http://t.co/kK5nPuuBkl

  • RT @stevenrhitt: @PS122 opening night party @LPAContheMAP popping balloons http://t.co/z8LFtEuQ1c

  • RT @TheChocoFactry: Vallejo speaks @PS122 http://t.co/seQETULFLK

  • RT @JamesDennin: @ps122 does live music differently http://t.co/ztmuwNM1lD

  • RT @NewOhioTheatre: We're #outhere at the @PS122 season launch benefit party! @Gawker http://t.co/atTdkAi9xe

  • RT @PengallanStyle: Celebrating the launch of another amazing season of #performanceart on the gawker rooftop with @ps122… http://t.co/SHqi…

  • RT @yayseth: "@PS122 is a state of mind" - @hyperjetlag hotttt #outhere

  • Sneak peek into sound check w/ sreker and friends! #outhere #seasonlaunch @ Gawker Rooftop, NYC http://t.co/T0btzsaZsZ

  • Excuses not to come to the #outhere Season Launch Party are drying up. Tickets available at the door! http://t.co/zK7OsVbbTJ

  • Sneak peek into Season Launch prep! #paper #outhere @ Gawker Rooftop, NYC http://t.co/4y4lgZE9zk

  • RT @hyperjetlag: Get this thing moving. I have a season launch to attend. @PS122 @PplGtRdy @Gawker @ihaverobothands http://t.co/qvYABKrAVy

  • See you tmrw @Gawker Roof for the @PS122 Season Launch Party w/ Steven of @PplGtRdy! http://t.co/YkhtViR8rH

  • RT @NITE_news: Vallejo Gantner of @PS122 Charts His Own Path. http://t.co/iuvLQDgGgy

  • RT @mxjustinVbond: Tomorrow is the season launch of @PS122 on @Gawker's rooftop. For $30 you can support PS & have a shit-ton of fun!!! htt…

  • RT @dirksgoo: Going to the @PS122 season launch tomorrow because I luv them http://t.co/KVjPhjhBh4 #outhere

  • New auction item at tmrw's Season Launch Party for you #jazz lovers! Dinner at @theclasson in Crown Heights! Tix: http://t.co/2E3tVJcwvM