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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.

  • RT @AdCouncil: We made our moms cry (tears of joy) with our #LoveHasNoLabels PSA: http://t.co/Usqy3Ud9MA

  • Congrats to @PS122 artist Yehuda Duenyas for creating such a beautiful #adcouncil spot! #mindride (via @Upworthy) http://t.co/0Z9gdCuvc4

  • Richard Maxwell / newyorkcityplayers open @thekitchen_nyc next Thursday 3/12-28. Great talkbacks… https://t.co/pGOoIFpElr

  • Super fun @ps122 video shoot w/ Gala Honoree #ClaireDanes this morning! Teasers coming soon...#Gala15… https://t.co/vakcFg6PFD

  • See @whoamoane killing it at our Red & White Party http://t.co/rtEo4vayY5 http://t.co/mwmPmwZv7c

  • See @richmaxwell in conversation with @walkerartcenter and then see The Evening in New York starting March 12 http://t.co/AqGUo3e5yX

  • RT @TheVintageDJ: Thrilled to announce that I am DJing @TheAcademy #GovernorsBall #Oscars2015 http://t.co/RZYye9BslU

  • RT @YlanaKellar: Performance by @creativecap artist Richard Maxwell: "The Evening" @TheKitchen_NYC. Co-presented @PS122. 12-28 Mar http://t…

  • Richard Maxwell / newyorkcityplayers "The Evening" takes flight in 3 weeks @thekitchen_nyc ! Tix on… http://t.co/WCXqO7RFng

  • 2015 Spring Gala honors #ClaireDanes! Here's a #TBT of her performing in Tamar Rogoff's choreography… http://t.co/M1LQqwGqQh

  • .@PS122 Spring Gala - tickets now on sale! Honoring #ClaireDanes & Hosted by @AlanCumming - http://t.co/r8Eh9TcHlJ #news

  • RT @theatermania: .@PS122's spring gala will honor Claire Danes with @Cabaret_Musical's @Alancumming as host → http://t.co/x7qQMfHp3P http:…

  • RT @alexsarian: Hear ye! Chance of a lifetime to be a part of a new cultural renaissance in NYC as @PS122's new executive director! https:/…

  • Missed @catchseries in #COIL15? We're posting some full pieces starting with Niall Jones: http://t.co/xSeAA0IDqX http://t.co/OU4sy4ETrL

  • #Friday tip: your @ps122 broadsheets can be reused as coloring books. #kidsintheater #promomaterials @… http://t.co/f2xmnfwpqU

  • #TBT to a tour of the 122 Community Center renovation project with @nyculture Commissioner… http://t.co/pM1JU1HeDE

  • Richard Maxwell / New York City Players @thekitchen_nyc in March. Broadsheets hitting streets,… http://t.co/Iss0vRm3Y1

  • RT @breakingnycnews: Tax preparation for artists! Take this awesome class at @creativecap! http://t.co/uMrdHEtwkK #art #taxes #NYC http://t…

  • RT @andreakleine: what I did over my winter vacation: http://t.co/krkVz2gepe #apap @UTRFestival @PS122 @AmericanRealnes

  • #FBF to when we vandalized city sidewalks with chalk. #COIL15 @ New York City http://t.co/LYfuAAIIKh